Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali — aka “The Greatest” — would hate Black Lives Matter and he would consider it a racist group — at least, according to his son Muhammad Ali Jr. in a recent interview with the New York Post.
Muhammad Ali made his fame and fortune in the 1960s and 70’s as a heavyweight boxer, winning two world championships in his long career. Ali was famous not only for his boxing ability, but also for his sayings. He referred to himself as “the Greatest,” and said, “it’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am,” and “humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.” (remind you of anyone?)
Ali was also a charismatic showman and used his fame to advance civil rights for Black Americans — which is what BLM claims to be doing. But his son believes that Ali would hate what the BLM organization stands for.
In his interview with The Post, Ali Jr. rejected the idea that only black lives matter and said:
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 Jr. had strong words for Antifa and he agreed with President Trump that they should be labeled a terrorist organization. He compared them to Muslim terrorists saying they were no different. He recognized the damage that is being done to the Black community in the name of BLM and Antifa.
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. is one of many Black voices that have spoken up to decry the anti-police protests that have arisen in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May.
“Not all the police are bad, there’s just a few,” Ali Jr. said. “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 protect me. I don’t have a problem with them.”
“It’s a racial statement,” he said of Black Lives Matter. “It’s pitting black people against everyone else. It starts racial things to happen; I hate that.” Ali Jr. continued:
My father would have supported [Trump]. 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.