HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Muhammed Ali Jr., the only biological son of the greatest boxer of all-time is speaking up about Black Lives Matter and the fight against racism.
The New York Post published a piece written by Chris White in which he interviewed the legendary boxer’s son.
On the fourth anniversary of his death, he says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement “racist” and the protesters “devils.”
Regarding the violence, vandalism and rioting disguised as “peaceful protests”:
“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.”
He said that his dad would have been sickened to see what is happening.
On the Black Lives Matter movement:
“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.
On police brutality:
“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.
On George Floyd’s killing:
“The officer was wrong with killing that person, but people don’t realize there was more footage than what they showed. The guy resisted arrest, the officer was doing his job, but he used the wrong tactic.”
Agreeing with Trump that Antifa should be classified as domestic terrorists:
“They’re no different from Muslim terrorists. They should all get what they deserve. They’re f–king up businesses, beating up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops. They’re terrorists – they’re terrorizing the community. I agree with the peaceful protests, but the Antifa, they need to kill everyone in that thing. Black Lives Matter is not a peaceful protest. Antifa never wanted it peaceful. I would take them all out.”
Ali Jr. lived for many years in a dingy two-bed flat in Englewood on Chicago’s crime-ridden South Side. In spite of years of tension between the black community and the Chicago PD, Ali says he was “never singled out by cops for his skin color”, and defends them against charges of institutional racism.
“Not all the police are bad, there’s just a few. There’s a handful of police that are crooked, they should be locked up,” he said. “I never had a bad scene with a cop. They’ve always been nice and protected me. I don’t have a problem with them.”
He says this, even though he was twice held and questioned by the TSA during President Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations.
“Instead, Ali goes a step further calling out Black Lives Matter as a divisive movement.
‘It’s a racial statement,’ he said. ‘It’s pitting black people against everyone else. It starts racial things to happen; I hate that.’
Ali said he supports President Trump and that his father — who went to jail for refusing to be drafted during the Vietnam War on the basis of his religious beliefs — would have too.
Ali, who was ravaged by Parkinson’s disease and died at 74, appeared to be politically ambivalent most of his life, once endorsing liberal Democrat Jimmy Carter but supporting the reelection of conservative Republican Ronald Reagan (who was backed by only 9 percent of black people).
‘I think Trump’s a good president. My father would have supported him. Trump’s not a racist, he’s for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody. These Democrat politicians saying Black Lives Matter, who the hell are you to say that?
You’re not even black. Democrats don’t give a s–t about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn’t give a s–t; she’s trying not to get locked up. Trump is much better than Clinton and Obama. … The only one to do what he said he would do is Donald Trump.’”
Echoing the sentiment of Ali, Jr. regarding the phrase “all lives matter”, we brought you this news on Saturday:
While the slogan “Black Lives Matter” is seemingly being shoved down everyone’s throats at every turn, whether it’s logging on to Facebook, or your Fitbit app, or emails, the slogan is not quite as popular as the more inclusive “All Lives Matter”, according to a Rasmussen survey of 1,000 likely voters.
Interestingly, as reported in Breitbart, the poll showed that this was true even among African Americans, with 47 percent choosing “All Lives Matter,” while 44 percent of that same demographic chose “Black Lives Matter.”
The poll, which was conducted on June 15-16 asked respondents: “Which statement is closest to your own?”
“Black Lives Matter” was picked by 30 percent of voters, including 35 percent of voters under age 40, and 63 percent of liberals.
“All Lives Matter” was picked by 59 percent of all voters, 58 percent of swing-voters, and 56 percent of “moderate” voters.
Among the wealthy elite, who can afford their own private security and aren’t worried about the organization called Black Lives Matter’s call to abolish the police, 53 percent of people who earn above $200,000 chose “Black Lives Matter” while just 34 percent of people earning less than $30,000 picked backed it.
Broken down along educational lines, only 22 percent of high school graduates picked “Black Lives Matter,” however 41 percent of people with professional degrees, who received four years of indoctrination by liberal college professors picked “Black Lives Matter.”
Conversely, “All Lives Matter” was chosen by 54 percent of people under 40, 60 percent of whites and 61 percent of people who were neither black nor white; by 67 percent of people who earn between $30,000 and $50,000, by 70 percent of high school graduates, and by 59 percent of college graduates. Evidently the 59 percent had minds of their own.
Along approval or disapproval of the president, 55 percent of people who disapprove of President Trump prefer “Black Lives Matter,” however 63 percent of people who “somewhat” approve or disapprove of the president prefer “All Lives Matter.”
Political ideology shows a wide partisan gap. Seventy-seven percent of conservatives prefer “All Lives Matter,” while 63 percent of liberals prefer “Black Lives Matter.” Twenty-nine percent of liberals prefer “All Lives Matter.”
Interestingly, Democrats were pretty evenly split. Forty-six percent backed “Black Lives Matter,” while 48 percent prefer “All Lives Matter.”
Rasmussen said that twelve percent picked a third option: “Neither statement reflects your point of view.”
Only two percent said they were “not sure.”
Meanwhile, Breitbart News said that this past Tuesday, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), which is the largest protestant denomination in the nation, asked his members to declare that “black lives matter,” while condemning the slogan “all lives matter.”
President J.D. Greear said:
“Southern Baptists, we need to say it clearly as a gospel issue: black lives matter. Of course, black lives matter. Our black brothers and sisters are made in the image of God. Black lives matter because Jesus died for them.”
“And by the way, let’s not respond by saying ‘oh, well all lives matter,’” he said. “Of course, all lives matter. That’s true. But you’re missing the point.”
Greear made a point to say that he doesn’t align with Black Lives Matter the organization.
“I do not align myself with the Black Lives Matter organization,” explaining that it has been “hijacked by some political operatives whose worldview and policy prescriptions would be deeply at odds with [his] own.”
He also argued that slogans such as “defund the police” were not helpful.
“I think saying bold things like ‘defund the police’ is unhelpful and deeply disrespectful to many public servants who bravely put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect us,” Greear said.
“But I know that we need to take a deep look at our police systems sand structures and ask what we’re missing,” he continued. “Where are we missing the mark? And I’ll say that we do that because black lives matter.”
Some were surprised but pleased by Greear’s comments. According to the Houston Chronicle, they reported:
“The Rev. Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, a predominantly African American congregation in Arlington, said he was shocked—but “thankful beyond measure”—to hear Greear’s comments, praising them as “sensible, therapeutic, and without qualification or equivocation.”
“It’s almost surreal to me that it would come off the lips of a president of the Southern Baptist Convention,” McKissic said. “It’s true, it’s right and it should have been said 50 years ago.”
How nice it is to hear African American religious leaders, unlike the fake reverend and race hustler Al Sharpton speaking in common sense, in words that anyone should be able to support, at least in part?
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