What was Muhammad Ali's Role in Vietnam?

Muhammad Ali's Legacy: Boxing Legend, Proud Muslim, Champion of Civil Rights via VICE News

Muhammad Ali's Legacy: Boxing Legend, Proud Muslim, Champion of Civil Rights
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Muhammad Ali No Hero, Just a Hypocrite, for Dodging Draft via Breitbart

Muhammad Ali No Hero, Just a Hypocrite, for Dodging Draft
via Breitbart

THE BASICS: Vice News writes that Muhammad Ali helped turn the tide of public opinion against the injustices of the Vietnam War by framing them within the context of civil rights movement and his own Muslim theology, despite the personal and professional cost of registering as a conscientious objector, but Breitbart’s Daniel J. Flynn claims Ali’s unwillingness to fight for his country, while making his living as a professional boxer and worshiping as a Muslim made him a hypocrite.