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The Greatest... by KeldBach The Greatest... by KeldBach
A humble homage to the greatest boxer the world has ever known, but also to a great and thoughtful humanist. RIP :peace:

Background image courtesy of ThePlace, edited by me.

Also watch this documentary: Muhammad Ali - He Changed Boxing as much as He Changed the World.

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TheChalkDoll Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AmericanDralion Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps the first modern American athlete.
Zeitgeist-1984 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student
Thanks for this... Provided you're okay with it, I'd like to link your work to this piece which was originally posted via Common Dreams:…
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Glad you like it, and you're most welcome to link it to that article :)
Zeitgeist-1984 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student
Belated though it is, I recently came across another great Ali quote. Some great context to it as well.

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.

We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.

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 and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam really is.…
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Thanks very much for this appropriate update :)
Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The world will bow its head on Friday, to the Greatest. R.I.P. :iconpoppyplz:
Y9ssra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! May he rest in peace. peace sign

A very thoughtful and appropriate quote you've chosen, and an excellent homage. :heart:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :rose:

He also often advocated for Islam as being a religion of peace. That's why I added the two symbols. I just don't hope people take the star and crescent as a symbol for Turkey or the Ottoman Empire, because that wasn't my intention ;)
Y9ssra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I really appreciate that you added in those two symbols! pink heart bullet

(Here's a relevant article. --->…)

The star and crescent symbol only represents countries like Turkey and Pakistan and Malaysia (and countless others) because it represents Islam and those countries have large Muslim populations, so I think you're good. I've heard that the star is actually Venus, which can be spotted with the naked eye at dawn! :star:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Glad to hear the symbol was okay :)

And thanks for the link. That was a very good article, portraying him as a true representative for his faith, but I also like his stands for peace and anti-war. Watch this video when you have the time: I Ain't Got No Quarrel With Them Viet Congs.
Y9ssra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched it. Thank you for linking me to this great video! I learned a lot I didn't know about him and his life. I remember seeing that powerful first clip years ago and learning about the concept of conscientious objection in history class. I'm more of a scientist than a historian, but every time history crosses my path, I feel overwhelmed by the weight of the past and the degree to which the same tired stories, riddled with violence and hatred, repeat themselves in an ignorant loop. That's why people like Muhammad Ali who change the course of the stories they live are so valuable to humanity.
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Glad you liked the video. And you're absolutely right about the history loop. I think many conflicts in the world are rooted in things that happened in the past, and if you continue to solve the problem the same way as last time, it is bound to persist forever. Or as the old saying goes: “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
wonderful man bye bye
OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Damn, that's a good quote.
LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
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