What Would Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali have Said about BLM? By John Steele
I was wondering about what some Black icons from the past would have thought about the BLM and antifa protests. How about Muhammad Ali, the boxing great, and a Muslim? Well, let’s read what his son thinks.
“On the fourth anniversary of his death, Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement “racist” and the protesters “devils.” The legendary boxer and activist stood up against racism throughout his life, but Muhammad Ali Jr. says his dad would have been sickened by how the protests have turned to violence and looting after the death of George Floyd. “Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place,” he told The Post. “You can peacefully protest. ‘‘My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘All lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.” Of the BLM movement, Ali Jr., a Muslim like his father, said: “I think it’s racist.” “It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone — he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is,” Ali said during an hour-long interview with The Post. On police brutality, Ali defended law enforcement in general. “Police don’t wake up and think, ‘I’m going to kill a n—-r today or kill a white man,'” he said. “They’re just trying to make it back home to their family in one piece.”
Of course, he is right. The white cop who put a knee on Floyd’s neck would have done the same to anyone. Sure, he was brutal, cruel, call him anything, but it was not in itself a racist attack. That is a totally unjustified assumption, based on the deranged idea that any wrong done by a white to a Black, must necessarily have a racist connection. Not so; those supposing this have the burden of proof of showing it, which has not occurred, only virtue signalling. Maybe the brave antifa warriors would have had the guts to go one-one, bare knuckles against the old Ali in his prime, just to show … well … socialism?