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Muhammad Ali's son held at Fla. airport, says "didn't know what to think"

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 01:11

Muhammad Ali Jr. says he ''didn't know what to think'', when immigration agents at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airport asked him to state his religion and then detained him when he told them he was a Muslim. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The son of the great boxer Muhammad Ali was detained at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month after returning from Jamaica. Muhammad Ali Jr., said immigration agents asked him which religion he was and then he was detained. "He said what religion are you and I said 'Muslim' and he said 'come with me' and he took me to another room, " he said. Ali Jr., who is a U.S. citizen, said he was questioned for an hour and forty five minutes. "The situation made me feel like I was at my father's funeral," Ali Jr. said. "I didn't know what to think" His mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, was also questioned and asked about her name. President Trump's travel ban on people entering the United States from seven majority Muslim nations has sparked protests across the country.

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Muhammad Ali's son held at Fla. airport, says "didn't know what to think"

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 01:11