Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Zoom, Dec 14, 2011.
That was like 40 or 50 years ago...this is what happens when you live in the past.
I don't live in the past. Ali is relevant to this discussion. He was criticised for his openly Muslim display in the ring. I haven't thought about Muhammed Ali for many years.
Yes, he was criticized 50 years ago. It's 2011 now. A muslim boxer would be largely irrelevant for most Americans.
He was criticized for being a draft dodger. No one gave a shit about him being Muslim, obviously.
bingo....hell there were the black muslims and all.....they still exist.....
but yea the draft dodging thing was what made him unpopular....but not for that long
Actually they did care he was Muslim. That was his reason for refusing to go to war.
I thought you weren't talking to me anymore today?
Yes, it was his reason. Few liked draft dodgers.
And, IF this is an exception (shady, at best), the exception does not make the rule.
I never said that.
I said I was unsubscribing to your thread.
It's nothing personal, Sky.
If a Muslim foot ball player, with the fame of Tebow, was painting his face with verses from the Q'uran, he would be harshly criticised.
To Christians, Tebow is a martyr.
Muhammed Ali recieved death threats. Nobody is threatening Tebow with death just calling him on the appropriateness of his showy display of religion.
Aligning himself with the Nation of Islam made Ali a lightning rod for controversy. Appearing at rallies with Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and declaring his allegiance to him at a time when mainstream America viewed them with suspicion — if not outright hostility — made Ali a target of outrage, as well as suspicion. Tebow's controversy is mild relative to Ali's.
Double standard? I think so. Christians get it easy.
Also Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon.
Muhammed Ali was more famous for his stance on the Vietnam war, not for being a Muslim, Muslims were not that hated back than.
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