Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of America’s legendary boxing champion and civil rights hero, is considering legal action after he was detained at a Florida airport and questioned about his religion, the family’s lawyer said Saturday.
According to Chris Mancini, border agents pulled the 44-year-old Ali aside for secondary questioning at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb 7. as he and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, returned from a trip to Jamaica.
Agents released Camacho-Ali, Muhammad Ali’s second wife, when she presented a photo of herself with her ex-husband. Yet they questioned her son for an hour and 45 minutes, Mancini said, repeatedly asking him: “Where were you born?” “Are you a Muslim?” and “Where did you get your name from?”
Ali, a Muslim, is a U.S. citizen who was born in Philadelphia in 1972.
Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.