This past week the entire internet has erupted over news that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested because a legion of awful people thought his homemade clock (a project inspired by a teacher) was a bomb.
The entire process is beyond bizarre, with new details coming to light that the authorities knew that Mohamed didn’t have a bomb when they took him into custody. This was probably why bomb squad was never called, and it reeks of ignorant people trying to prove some sort of racist point.
Pretty much everyone agrees that arresting Mohamed was a huge mistake and travesty.
But not Sarah Palin.
Always willing to proudly stand apart from the intelligent and well-informed, Palin has recently made a post on her Facebook page suggesting that Mohamed deserved to be arrested. Sarah Palin manages to misspells Mohamed’s name almost a half-dozen times in her rambly post to nowhere. Over 8000 people have liked her post so far. The text is below:
I Guess Muhammad’s Pencil Box is Cooler Than the Palin Kids’
“It doesn’t look like a pencil box to me.” I love Bristol’s perspective on this. You have to read this:
Talk about the dangers of a reactionary-slash-biased media! The first reports on this potential bomb-imitator were so fishy to begin with.
Friends, consider the kids disciplined and/or kicked out of school for bringing squirt guns to school or taking bites out of a pop tart until it resembled (to some politically correct yahoo) a gun. Or the student out deer hunting with his dad early one morning who forgot he had a box of ammo in his truck when he parked in the school’s lot later that day. Kids humiliated and intimidated for innocent actions like those real examples are often marked the rest of their lives and made to feel really rotten. Whereas Ahmed Muhammad, an evidently obstinate-answering student bringing in a homemade “clock” that obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption (teachers who are told “if you see something, say something!”) gets invited to the White House.
By the way, President Obama’s practice of jumping in cases prematurely to interject himself as the cool savior, wanting so badly to attach himself to the issue-of-the-day, got old years ago. Remember him accusing police officers doing their job as “acting stupid”; claiming if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin; claiming he needed to know who was a fault in an industrial accident so he’d “know who’s a** to kick”; etc., etc. Those actions are about as presidential as his selfie stick.
Here’s background on Muhammad’s innocent “clock” he brought to school, and his suspicious refusal to answer authorities:
Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history. Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.
Compare Muhammad’s pencil box to the ones laying around the Palin household:
– Sarah Palin
Even on Sarah’s own page, however, people had some things to say:
Can’t this woman retire to the arctic Alaska already??