Home - by Claudia - February 24, 2013 - 10:30 America/New_York - 12 Comments
Muhammad Ali, 1974, playin’ with kids on Candid Camera…
February 24th, 2013
That’s why he was the greatest!
What’s even more priceless is that he claimed that his faith in Islam prohibited him from fighting in a war — which is surprising given that this same religion promises 72 virgins and the only guaranteed path to avoiding hell to any Muslim who dies in combat.
Apparently, Muslims must believe that an eternity of intercourse with beautiful girls is an unspeakable torment, while roasting in eternity in a fiery pit is an unimaginable delight. What a nutty religion!!
Funny thing is, I’m something of a fan of Muhammad Ali; he really was a remarkable character. On the other hand, I’m not too thrilled with the likes of Howard Cosell, (a Jew, for Chrissakes)who must have known that this Muslim conscientious objecter angle was the purest, most unadulterated crap imaginable and yet bent over backwards to feed the myth
I was lucky enough to watch him fight when he was in his prime; truly awesome.
What happened to him later is a tragedy or karma, depending on your point of view.
I cannot stand Ali, or Ted Nugent. Both are draft-dodging pieces of shit that should be vilified at every turn.
What they do now is irrelevant. What they did was force someone else to go to war in their place. That is something that can never be forgiven.
bubba has no respect for the man. he turned his back on his country, eff him.
Quite a range of feelings in the comments. While he was an amazing fighter and in those days we went to theaters to watch, I never could condone his behavior during Vietnam.
Like bubba says, he could have done something for the country that gave him this opportunity if he truly was a CO.
Oh sure, he was heavy-weight champ, so when he goes to kindegarten in nothing but gym shorts, he’s adorable. When anyone else does it, they’re sex offenders.
Back in the days that being a muzzie was cool. These days, not so much.
Ali always was one of my favorites, still is.
I grew up with a guy whose father had been in the ring with Cassius Clay, and we all were fans even after he changed his name. He’s a different kind of moslem, but he’s still a moslem. He was a superb fighter and a humorous entertainer. But any member of the Nation of islam is an enemy to us all.
How can anyone with ANY brains honestly believe that Ali would have EVER come close to Nam? He would have gone straight to the USO or into PR for the military. With his kind of appeal, he would have been the no. 1 recruiting tool. Ted Williams enlisted to become a pilot, they let him do that; but he had to fight tooth and nail to get into combat–twice!
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