While much of the world is charmed by and sympathetic towards Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas ninth-grader handcuffed at school for the crime of building a clock, the Palin family would like you to know they are not amused. Both Bristol Palin and now Mama Bear Sarah have weighed in to say, roughly: “That dang thing looks like a bomb, and also, relatedly, what kind of name is Mohamed?”
First, Bristol fumed that Mohamed was invited to the White House, writing, a little confusedly: “This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the “Black Lives Matter” crowd and encourages victimhood.”
On Saturday, Sarah waded in via Facebook, her primary mode of communication, sharing Bristol’s post and writing that Mohamed seems “suspicious.” For some reason, she spells his name “Muhammad” throughout:
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.
Palin also included some photos of her children’s own pencil boxes, which, she would like you to notice, have pencils in them. The regular kind, not that obstinate, probable-terrorist kind.
The Palins are in good company this time: Richard Dawkins, the world’s most irritating atheist, called Mohamed a “fraud” and suggested he just really, really wanted to be arrested:
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Sarah Palin speaks at a rally opposing the Iran deal near the White House — the closest she will ever get to the White House — September 9, 2015. Photo via AP Images