Trump condemned at Muhammad Ali’s funeral


This video from the USA says about itself:

Rabbi Michael Lerner Rips Donald Trump At Muhammad Ali Funeral; FULL Speech

10 June 2016

Rabbi Michael Lerner, the editor of Tikkun Magazine, is next to speak. The two were indicted alongside one another years ago for their non-violent actions against the Vietnam War. “We stand in solidarity with the Islamic community around the world,” he says in opening. A standing ovation for Michael Lerner, whose impassioned remarks spanned took aim at everything from drone warfare to income inequality to mass incarceration.

By Paige Lavender, Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post in the USA:

Speaker At Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Gets Political, Condemns Trump

The most political athlete ever gets the most political funeral possible.

06/10/2016 04:54 pm ET

Rabbi Michael Lerner, a political activist and the editor of Tikkun Magazine, didn’t hesitate to get political while speaking at the funeral of sports legend Muhammad Ali, who died at age 74 on June 3.

Lerner condemned Trump in his remarks, criticizing the business mogul’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

“We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people,” Lerner said.

Lerner said he formed a relationship with Ali in the 1960s, when both were indicted by the federal government for “our various stands against the war in Vietnam.”

“There was something about Muhammad Ali that was different,” Lerner said. “At the key moment when he had that recognition [as a boxer], he used it to stand up to an immoral war and say, ‘No, I won’t go.’”

Lerner also spoke about income inequalitydrone warfare, torture, mass incarceration and money in politics during his remarks.

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