During a Speech from the Oval office last Sunday night, President Barack Obama warned the americans to avoid discriminating against Muslims. This statement was made because of the shooting in San Bernardino, California.
“Muslim Americans are our friends and our neighbors; our co-workers, our sports heroes — and, yes, they are our men and women in uniform,” Obama said.
But Donald J. Trump responded on the speech with a tweet:
Obama said in his speech that Muslims are our sports heroes. What sport is he talking about, and who? Is Obama profiling?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 december 2015
We made a list of some American Muslim athletes for Donald Trump
This man needs no introduction. He is one, if not, the best boxer.
Muhammad Ali is also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his openness about his religion: islam.
America’s former professional boxer holds price for the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBFh eavyweight titles at the age of 20.
This retired American professional basketball player became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. Not bad, right?
Karim Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player. Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the day after the Bucks won the NBA championship in 1971. Karim Abdul-Jabbar means “generous servant of the mighty one.”
Muhammad Wilkerson is a professional American football player. He currently plays for the New York Jets.
Faried is a basketball player who led the Eagles to success, winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
Wallace is a retired basketball player. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2000 and 2001 and led the Trail Blazers to the Western Conference Finals in 1999 and 2000.
As a Muslim American basketball player. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir played for the University of Memphis. She is notable for playing basketball while being completely covered showing no skin, except for her hands, and while wearing the hijab.
Not only was she good in sports she was also an honor student. She had a very successful high school career, scoring over 3000 points, breaking both male and female scoring records in Massachusetts. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance/exercise science from the University of Memphis.
Kulsoom Abdullah, better known as the Muslim woman who is a weightlifter. She is not only here to break some amazing records, but also to take down all those irrelevant stereotypes.