Muhammad Ali laid to rest as world pays tributes — Al Jazeera|Video: Rabbi Michael Lerner’s Powerful Speech at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

Admirers take photographs as the casket with Ali's body is brought for his jenazhah, an Islamic funeral prayer --- Al Jazeera

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been laid to rest in his hometown in the US state of Kentucky, following a funeral procession attended by tens of thousands of fans.

Ali’s private burial ceremony on Friday at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery, was followed by a memorial, attended by world leaders including former US president Bill Clinton.

As the interfaith service got under way, the crowd of up to 15,000 burst into applause and chanted, “Ali! Ali!” when a Muslim religious leader welcomed the audience to “the home of the people’s champ”.

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Video: Rabbi Michael Lerner’s Powerful Speech at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

Published on 10 Jun 2016

Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon calling for a litany of social change, including the ending of drone warfare, the ending of Israeli West Bank occupation, and literally dozens of other things—commanding multiple standing ovations.

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