Sarah Palin lashes out at Muslim schoolboy over homemade clock

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Known for her controversial statements, US politician Sarah Palin lashed out at US President Barack Obama for supporting a Muslim schoolboy who was arrested and dragged out in handcuffs for bringing a homemade clock to class.

Palin took to Facebook to voice her displeasure at the president’s decision to invite the teenager to the White House and also condemned the “reactionary-slash-biased media” for siding with the boy and defending his “dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption.”

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“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,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post in which she shared pictures of her kids’ pencil boxes.

In her post, the former Alaska governor also mentioned her daughter, Bristol, who had criticised Obama for promoting racial tension by inviting the teenager to the White House and cited examples of other students who had also been suspended from school for innocent deeds.

“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,” she wrote.

“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,” she added.

Palin also took Obama to task for “jumping in cases prematurely to interject himself as the cool savior” and said that his practice of attaching 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,” she added.

Palin’s daughter had accused Obama of egging racial tension and according to her, “This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to stay out of.”

Palin’s opinion is shared by only a minority of Americans as people from the US and around the globe took to social media in support of Ahmed Mohamed. The local community also staged a prayer vigil outside the school where he was arrested.

Ahmed has received invitations not only from the president but also from Google, Facebook, Space Camp, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Out of all the high-profile names reaching out to him in support, Ahmed confessed he was most excited to hear from MIT as he dreamed of going there.

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, also joined the ranks of all those supporting Ahmed and hailed him as a ‘modern-day hero’ whose talent will ‘blossom’ regardless of where he goes to school.

Ahmed confirmed to Good Morning America that he had accepted Obama’s invitation, saying, “I hope to see him soon.” However, he revealed that his clock was still in police custody.

‘The clock is still in custody with the police,’ he said. ‘I want it back with my humility.’

 

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