CASSIUS CLAY (aka Cassius X aka Muhammad Ali) IS a hot potato.
Martin Luther King and the generation of the anti-Vietnam 1960's to boot. In my opinion there is a greatness to Ali that will take generations (if ever) to overcome.
Sudan at the time had no real central authority and used primitive weaponry in its tribal infighting.
In 1820 Muhammad Ali dispatched an army of 5000 troops into Sudan with the intent of conquering the territory and subjugating it to his authority.
You are playing a dangerous game that invites challenges from the John F. Kennedy, Woodstock generation that beckons you to awake to what your elders did to pave a path for your words to shine." (original quote) Yup.
Ali is seriously being listed in one sentence with scientists, presidents and future generations.