Hoax Alert: Sarah Palin DID NOT Say 'Muhammad Ali Is Proof That Black Muslims Are Violent'

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  • by: Jeremy Smith

There's a trending HOAX story that is nothing more than ignorant racism, stating "Sarah Palin: "Muhammad Ali Is Proof That Black Muslims Are Violent." The NOT TRUE story comes from a website that bills itself as "Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web." The website needs to look up the definition of satire because this NOT TRUE story goes way beyond simple satire.

A brief part of the HOAX story:

"Like, you've got Muhammad Ali. As a fan of boxing and athleticism, I was very saddened by the news of his death. But on the other hand, as a political figure and former governor of a U.S. federal state, I have to admit I was also slightly relieved. Because, he was black and he was a Muslim - those are two qualities one should not be having in America today. Plus, he was also a boxer. It's a known fact that people with plenty of muscle are endowed everywhere except in the head. Having lived such a violent life, he would have been the perfect recruit following recent events in this country."

The first paragraph of the HOAX story actually comes from a December 2015 Facebook post to Palin's personal account, while the rest of the HOAX story is COMPLETELY FALSE.

This type of NOT TRUE story needlessly incites racism and is a good example of irresponsible journalism.

Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories, www.leadstories.com, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

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