Muhammad Ali's Son Detained, Questioned at Florida Airport: 'Are You Muslim?'

Lawyer representing son of deceased boxing legend and activist says Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained for two hours and repeatedly asked 'Where did you get your name from?'

U.S. President Donald Trump looks at an exhibit bearing a quote from Muhammed Ali at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017.
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A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport.

Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 after returning from Jamaica.

Mancini said officials questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?"

Mancini said officials continued questioning Ali Jr. after acknowledging that he was Muslim. Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia and holds a U.S. passport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they "cannot discuss individual travelers; however, all international travelers arriving in the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection."