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“He was arrested and sentenced to prison”
He refused to be inducted into the armed forces and said: “My religion prevents me from killing anyone who did not harm me.”
The greatest boxer in history who refused to be inducted in the American armed forces to fight in Vietnam because he was a Muslim.
He said his religion does not allow him to kill anyone that did not harm him.
“Cassius Clay” or as he is later known as “Muhammad Ali”
When he spoke about Islam he said: “when I embraced Islam I became too strong to be destroyed… When I entered the mosque, not only I found Islam, but also I found myself.”
He said: “Being a true Muslim is the most important thing in the world to me. It means more to me than being black or being American.”
Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title and suspended from boxing, so he said: “My principles are more important than the money or my title.”