Ten Muslim Sport Heroes for Donald Trump

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:

We made a list of some American Muslim athletes for Donald Trump

Muhammad Ali

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.

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Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson

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.

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Mike Tyson

Shaquille O’Neal

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?

Shaquille O’Neal

Karim Abdul-Jabbar.

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.”

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Karim Abdul-Jabbar.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim

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Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson is a professional American football player. He currently plays for the New York Jets.

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Muhammad Wilkerson

Kenneth Faried

Faried is a basketball player who led the Eagles to success, winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

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Kenneth Faried

Rasheed Wallace

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.

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Rasheed Wallace

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

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.

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Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

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

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.

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Kulsoom Abdullah

Written by Assia Loutfi

Assia Loutfi

Assia is a 21-year- old digital media student. She has a big passion for the Japanese culture and loves tea. In her spare time she likes to read books and watch television series.