Why Ali Was A Fight For Peace And Justice Outside Of It

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Many people in today’s world may hear the name Muhammad Ali and associate that with only a few things such as boxing, violence, or the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time). But in fact Ali is much more than that, he is a gentle giant a very passive, devote religious man, and a caring father of 9. Most do not know the side of Ali that was willing to give up all the fame and money in the world, which was gained from the violent sport of boxing before he would go against his religion and beliefs. Sure Ali was a fighter, a man of violence inside the ring who fought nonviolently for peace and justice outside of it (Gorservski and Butterworth). In early 1960’s Ali seemed to be on top of the world he was an Olympic Gold Medalist at age of 18 and…show more content…
This decision of the Board confused and exasperated Ali. It endangered his career that he valued and worked hard for and more significantly conflicted with his devote religious and political beliefs seeing how Muslims don’t believe in war unless it is waged on them directly. The religion of Muslim is passive and god and faith were number one in Ali’s life. With provocation from mass media finally his frustrations boiled to the top and manufactured the quote “Man, I aint got no quarrel with them Vietcong.” That was it nine little words and Ali found himself in the middle of a bitter domestic battle of religion, war, and law. The whole world know knew what the heavyweight champion of the world thought about America’s war. Ali became a political representative in the African American struggle for impartiality joined with the reaction against the War in Vietnam. Ali went from the most dearly loved athlete to the nemesis of the athletic and political institution because of his religious beliefs and opinions on war. Ali was an icon for this separated America (Gorn 40-44). Ali was a rebel, but a different kind of rebel he was a passive rebel without intentions of being one he simply followed his faith nothing would make him steer from his belief in god. Ali did not ignore conventional ethics. Ali was being disliked because of he was Muslim and his views on the Vietnam War. Ali went outside “the Whites limits” of tolerability in his beliefs because it did not agree with the

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