DemDaily: The People’s Champion
|"I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion...Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam."|
Ali went on to use his international fame to help others, meeting with Saddam Hussein in 1990 to negotiate the release of 15 American hostages following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and later served as an emissary for UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme.