What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me

What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me
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What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me, a personal remembrance of Ali’s impact on the lives of American Arabs during several encounters from his beginnings in the boxing profession from Cassius Cay to Muhammad Ali and his conversion to Islam, to his support of the building of Mosques and Islam in the 1970s, and the excitement American Arab families felt when he boxed.

A look at how Muhammad Ali impacted the lives of American Arabs and what his life meant from the perspective of columnist and author Ray Hanania

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Column Audio podcast of Ray Hanania’s weekly column about the significance of Heavyweight boxing championMuhammad Ali (Mohammed Ali, Cassius Clay) to the American Arab, Palestinian and Muslims community, and to the author. This audio column, 11 minutes long, is the extended version of columns published at Al Jazeera English, and the Southwest News Newspaper group.

What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me, a personal remembrance of Ali’s impact on the lives of American Arabs during several encounters from his beginnings in the boxing profession from Cassius Cay to Muhammad Ali and his conversion to Islam, to his support of the building of Mosques and Islam in the 1970s, and the excitement American Arab families felt when he boxed.

Published June 9, 2016.
The column presents a historic overview of Ali’s career and its impact on the American Arab community.

Click here to listen to the audio podcast.

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One comment on “What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me
  1. Ray Hanania says:

    #ArabRadio #ArabPodcast #AmericanArabs #MuhammadAli Here is the podcast of this morning’s radio show in Detroit and Washington DC, discussion with callers on Muhammad Ali, Clinton-Trump and more http://rayhanania.podbean.com/e/06-10-16-arab-radio-live-on-muhammad-ali-clinton-trump-and-ramadan-with-ray-hanania/?token=3954f0d0593698d9a1a576e9dd236da0

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