Because this is a tribute thread, I’m moving all of the accusations of racism to a different thread
for discussion. In the meantime, I’ll leave this eulogy by Muhammad Ali’s personal, White American, Jewish friend Billy Crystal who talks about how Muhammad’s life touched him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOKCoctNk9A
I’ll also leave a link to the website of the Ali Center
, which is dedicated to the life story of Muhammad Ali, as well as to the ideals he came to embody as a result of his journey.
And finally, a quote from the man in his own words.
“Over the years my religion has changed and my spirituality has evolved; religion and spirituality are very different, but people often confuse the two. Some things cannot be taught, but they can be awakened in the heart. Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn’t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone. We all have the same God, we just serve him differently…It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can’t love only some of his children.”