Nobody is safe in President Donald Trump’s new America, not even the son of the most beloved sports hero in the history of the world. Apparently the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was detained at an airport. This behavior is growing more common now that Trump has attempted to implement a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Even though Trump’s initial efforts were shot down by several different courts this has not stopped members of the public and individuals members of law enforcement from taking the law into their own hands, as has been evidenced by the treatment of Ali’s son.
Muhammad Ali Jr, his father’s namesake, was traveling back to Florida with his mother Khalilah, from Jamaica, when he found himself in the custody of government agents. A friend of Ali, who happens to be a former federal prosecutor, Chris Mancini, said:
This is an outrage. I don’t know what is going on with Mr. Trump’s claim that his ban is not religion-based. We do not discriminate in this country based on religion.
The vision Trump had for the United States is now coming to fruition and the consequences are entirely against what the United States stands for. Individuals do not deserve to be intimidated for believing what they believe, as the United States is supposed to be a bastion of freedom for all individuals to come and worship as they please. This is apparently lost on Trump and his supporters who are hellbent on creating a new society which is more in tune with their hateful political leanings.