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Here are some Muslim sports heroes (cc: Donald Trump)

Mr Trump doesn't appear to be convinced of their existence - so we helped him out

Matt Bonesteel
Monday 07 December 2015 16:32 GMT
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

In his speech to the nation on 6 December, President Obama vowed to defeat Isis without targeting all Muslims, which he says would play right into the group's hands.

“Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes,” he said.

To which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted this:

Here are some Muslim sports heroes, including a couple with whom Trump has been photographed.

Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson (in 1992, Trump hatched a cockamamie plan to keep Tyson out of prison after he was found guilty of raping Desiree Washington).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Startraks Photo/REX Shutterstock)

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (C1/REX Shutterstock)

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins (Canadian Press/REX Shutterstock)

Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson (ZUMA/REX Shutterstock)

There are plenty more, but you get the idea.

Copyright: Washington Post

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