Black People : Muhammad Ali Writes Letter To Khamenei

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Muhammad Ali asks Iran to free U.S. hikers
    The Associated Press
    Published: March 16, 2011
    Updated: 03/16/2011 08:19 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Boxing champ Muhammad Ali is seeking the release of two American hikers from Iran by lobbying the country's supreme leader in a way that few American dignitaries can: as a brother in Islam.

    Arguably the most prominent U.S. Muslim, Ali made his simple, behind-the scenes appeal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in February and released his letter to The Associated Press on Wednesday. Ali's wife said he would be willing to return to the country, which he's visited twice before, to work on the hikers' release if his health allows.

    The letter asks Khameini to release Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, who have been held on espionage charges since July 2009, when they were arrested while hiking in northern Iraq near the Iranian border.

    A third hiker, Sarah Shourd, was released on bail in September.....


    http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/mar/16/162019/muhammad-ali-asks-iran-to-free-us-hikers/
     
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    .......:toast: The Champ is still Working .......:toasts:

     
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    Well, yes....He's "working" on it; but his "work" may be in vain.


    I think Ali's heart is right; but, IMO, the economic and political reaches of those hikers go way beyond any "philanthropic" or religious intervention.
     
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    ......Central to my thoughts is as you say...his heart is right...Peace In my sister friend, for real.

     
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    muhammad ali writes letter...

    my question is this...what were doing in iran hiking anyhow???leave em over there.
     
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    muhammad ali writes letter...

    another example of[white]arrogance,they figure that they can just go[hiking]anywhere they want[ask the native americans what happened to them when a few whites just wanted to go hiking on manhattan island]i'm not trying to be funny here they knew about the border[of course they're gonna say they didn't]let the people of iran deal with em and they'll think twice about[hiking]over there again.
     
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    Iran Says It Arrested 3 American Hikers

    By SAM DAGHER
    Published: August 1, 2009

    ...The Kurdish regional government, in a statement issued late Saturday, said the Americans had “lost their way due to their lack of familiarity with the location, and entered Iranian territory.”

    The statement said they were part of a group of four Americans who entered Kurdistan on Wednesday by land from Turkey and spent the night at a backpackers’ hotel in Sulaimaniya

    ....The border area between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran, a popular resort and hiking area, is also used by smugglers and Iranian Kurdish guerrillas opposed to Iran’s government.

    The semiautonomous Kurdistan region has been a relative haven of security compared with the rest of Iraq. It is not uncommon to see American and other Western tourists traveling there without security guards.

    Although the region is considered a staunch ally of the United States, local leaders have strong ties with Iran as well.....


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/world/middleeast/02iraq.html
     
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    Well, I can't say I disagree with you on the "arrogance."


    I am reminded of that American White boy who got "Caned" in Singapore back in the 90s.....White folks do need to learn that, contrary to what they believe, they can't go into other countries and not respect the local people, customs, mores, and laws of the land.


    However, I do wonder what evidence Iran has that they were "spies" and not that they honestly "got lost" on their hike. :?:
     
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    yeah good luck with that....LOL..
     
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    If they are white then they don't stand a chance..white and American in a muslim country?..

    ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS????LOL
     
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