Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained at the Airport for the Second Time in a Month

Muhammad Ali’s son, Muhammad Ali Jr., was detained at an airport for the second time in the last 30 days.

On Wednesday, as Muhammad Ali Jr. tried to board a flight from Washington, D.C. to Fort Lauderdale, he was detained and questioned at an airport.

Ironically, Ali had been in Washington to speak with a congressional subcommittee about his experience last February when he and his mother flew into Fort Lauderdale following a trip to Jamaica.

Ali Jr.’s attorney, Chris Mancini, told the Associated Press his client was detained for 20 minutes.

“None of this was happening Wednesday,” Mancini said. “Going to Washington obviously opened up a can of worms at DHS.”

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tweeted her outrage about Ali Jr. profiled again on a domestic flight.

“On way home on DOMESTIC FLIGHT Muhammad Ali Jr. detained AGAIN by @DHSgov. Religiously profiling son of ‘The Greatest’ will not make us safe,” she said on Twitter.

Mancini said following the first time Ali Jr. was detained in February, he had been asked about having an “Arabic-sounding name” and was asked if he was Muslim.

Following Donald Trump’s travel ban, Muhammad Ali’s son is the most famous person to be detained under Trump’s new executive order. Since then, Ali Jr. has started a campaign for religious freedom, according to the Associated Press.