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17 January 2007

Ali : An American Muslim Man : The Greatest ...


He's having his birthday today.

He's 65 years old.

He's the greatest there ever was.

He's an American.

He's of Southern slave-stock.

He's an awesome achiever.

He's an excellent example and role model.

He's got courage - and class.

He's avowedly anti-war.

He's always put his money where his mouth is.

He's always stood up for his principles & beliefs.

He's suffered sorely for steadfastly standing by the same.

He's a long time hero of ours, and of many millions more.

He's recently signaled (publicly), that G.W. Bush is screwy.

He's a mountain among men.

He's the former kid called Cassius Clay.

He's Mohammed Ali. And he's a Muslim man.

Here's hoping he has the happiest of birthdays.

And may he have many, many more of 'em.

He deserves to.

He's earned them.

Cheers, Champ.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ali's one of my own heroes.

Also, I saw the incident you refer to with Bush. I know which man was more dignified - and it sure as hell wasn't President George. W, Bush.

10:13 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Amen to that, Anon. And to everything Richard said about Ali.

12:21 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

Ali refused to engage in slaughtering Vietnamese peasants because he believed it was barbaric. He paid a high price for his principled and civilised stance.

Bush was simply shiy scared to go and fight. So his dad bought him a free pass. Fof his lack of principles Bush Jnr (like his dad), became president.

Surley that says it all about the political system of the US.

9:03 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a teenager, I had a huge poster of Ali in my room. When I lived in Lake Placid and sat in my livingroom watching him light the torch at the olympics in Atlanta, I cried.

Happy Birthday Ali!

12:28 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy returns Mohammed, a great man, and a light to the whole world.
A true gentleman, whose dignified words should be writ large across the mind of brush, blare and every other short plank that ever wanted to wage war.

"I Ain't Got No Quarrel With The VietCong...
No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger" — Muhammad Ali, 1966.
"Butterfly wings and bee stings"

10:30 am  

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