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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (File Photo: AP)[/caption]
US politician Sarah Palin has excoriated President Barack Obama for supporting a Muslim schoolboy who was arrested and dragged out in handcuffs for bringing a homemade clock to class.
Taking to Facebook to voice her displeasure at Obama's decision to invite the teenager to the White House, Palin condemned the “reactionary-slash-biased media” for siding with the boy and defending his “dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption.”
“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.
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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 lashed out at Obama 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.”
“This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the “Black Lives Matter” crowd and encourages victimhood. The police made a mistake, clearly. But why put more people against them? Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected,” she added.
Ahmed Mohamed, who is the son of a Muslim immigrant from Sudan, was arrested earlier this week after his clock was inexplicably mistaken for a bomb by a teacher at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.
His father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, told the Dallas Morning News that the 14-year-old “just wants to invent good things for mankind. But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”
On Wednesday, President Obama invited the ninth-grader to take his clock to the White House.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also expressed his support for the teenager: “Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest.”
“Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed. Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post.