Now boxing legend Muhammad Ali has also joined the voice of many in the USA and has criticized Republican presidential Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering into the country. He has called upon the Muslims to "to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda."
Muhammad Ali, one of the most famous Muslims in the world, issued a statement saying, "True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion. I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam really is."
Muhammad Ali's voice has drawn support of another Muslim sports icon, basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who has described Trump as the Islamic State group's "greatest triumph," a candidate who "preys on the fears of the public, doing ISIS's job for them." Jabbar further added that Trump's claims "have elevated him to the level of a James Bond super-villain. And like those villains, he is doomed to failure.