The Louisville, Kentucky-born Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion who joined the Nation of Islam in 1964 and later converted to Sunni Islam
, also took aim at Islamist extremists.
Backed by Western powers, the regime has usurped the mantle of Sunni Islam
and used its oil wealth to push Wahhabism onto the Muslim world.
Sanaa has been hit by a series of bomb attacks, many of them claimed by the so-called Islamic State militant group, which follows its own extreme version of Sunni Islam
The extremists base their ideology on their own version of Sunni Islam
and this involves meting out brutal and arcane punishments to locals who do not agree with their self-made religious views.
ISIL has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and has killed or driven away Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and other groups that do not share their radical version of Sunni Islam
The institution is the leading theological centre of Sunni Islam
and oversees the teaching of hundreds of thousands of pupils across the world each year.
The five-year prison sentence for Al Behery comes a month after Egyptian private TV station Al Qahera Wal Nas took Al Behery's programme off the air following protests from Al Azhar, the influential institution of Sunni Islam
Niazi then gave Hazaras three options: convert to Sunni Islam
, leave the country, or die.
In the kingdom's strict Wahhabi sect of Sunni Islam
, ostentatious displays of grief are frowned upon: after previous deaths of Saudi monarchs and other top royals, there was no official period of mourning and flags hung at full mast.
She stipulated that the regime of velayat-e faqih ruling in Iran is the epicenter, inspirer, and the bankroller and arms provider to extremism whether under the banner of Shiite or Sunni Islam
The Nusra Front follows the same puritanical interpretation of Sunni Islam
adopted by the Islamic State group that has also destroyed shrines in areas of eastern and northern Syria that it controls.
In recent weeks, Monis claimed to have converted from Shia Islam to the radical brand of Sunni Islam
preached by Islamic State.