When Muhammad Ali destroyed Donald Trump in 132 words

Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, champion of social justice and among the greatest sportsmen ever to walk the planet earth, has died age 74.

Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, champion of social justice and among the greatest sportsmen ever to walk the planet earth, has died age 74.

Too as his peerless performances in the ring, Ali became known for having among the sharpest minds, and sharpest tongues, in the game - something that certainly didn't decline with age, despite his long fight with Parkinson's disease.

With all the Islamophobia that entailed Donald Trump rose to prominence in the US presidential race - at the back end of last year - the most famous Muslim of America knocked him down a peg or two in one 132-word statement.

After Trump announced his plan to prohibit all Muslims from entering the US, Ali condemned it and the Republican loud-mouth without so much as having to mention his name:

I'm a Muslim and there's nothing Islamic about killing innocent folks in San Bernardino, Paris, or elsewhere on earth. Authentic Muslims know that the callous violence of so called Islamic jihadists goes against the tenets of our religion.

We as Muslims have to stand up to those using their personal program to improve. They've alienated many from learning about Islam. Authentic Muslims should know that it goes against our faith to attempt to force Islam on anybody or understand.

Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam actually is and to bring understanding about the faith of Islam.

While Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion who converted to Sunni Islam in 1975, didn't expressly refer to Trump, the statement was issued under the headline: 'Presidential Candidates Proposing to Ban Muslim Immigration to the United States’.