Whether or not a signed ban is effect, traveling Muslims are being profiled—believe that. After being detained with his mother by immigration officials just last month, Muhammad Ali's son was detained at the airport AGAIN.
The irony is that Ali had just met with Washington lawmakers about the February encounter where he and Khalilah Camacho-Ali were detained and questioned for almost two hours. Chris Mancini, Ali's attorney, called BS then and he's calling BS now.
"None of this was happening Wednesday," he said in a telephone interview with ABC News. "Going to Washington obviously opened up a can of worms at DHS."
While this detention lasted for about 20 minutes, Ali had to speak to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by phone, present his drivers' license and his passport, and was also patted down before he was allowed to board the plane. Keep in mind that this was a Jet Blue domestic flight from Washington to Fort Lauderdale. The Muslim travel bans target foreign countries—none of which Ali traveled to or from on either of the two flights where he was detained. Does anybody else detect a pattern here? Sounds like they are trying to send Ali Jr. a message.
Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who just happened to be traveling on the same flight, tweeted this photo after Ali was finished jumping through hoops with DHS. "On my way home on DOMESTIC FLIGHT Muhammad Ali Jr. detained AGAIN by @DHSgov. Religiously profiling son of 'The Greatest' will not make us safe," she wrote in the caption.
Rep. Schultz, truer words have never been spoken. And it damned sure won't make America great again.