Muhammad Ali’s Son Reportedly Detained, Asked ‘Are You Muslim?’

Immigration officials at a Florida airport reportedly detained the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and questioned whether he was Muslim earlier this month. Chris Mancini, a lawyer for Muhammad Ali Jr. and friend of the family, told Louisville’s Courier-Journal that the incident occurred on Feb. 7 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The 44-year-old had reportedly just returned with his mother, Muhammad Ali’s second wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali from a trip to Jamaica. According to Mancini, immigration officials questioned the younger Ali for hours, asking him things like, “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?” Mancini, who condemned the incident as profiling, said the family is considering filing a federal lawsuit over the matter. “To the Ali family, it's crystal clear that this is directly linked to Mr. Trump's efforts to ban Muslims from the United States,” Mancini said in comments to the Courier-Journal. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not yet confirmed the incident, saying it “cannot discuss individual travelers.”