America is supposed to be a place of freedom. It is supposed to be a reminder of family and unity, I mean it even has the word United in its name. If America is supposed to be all those things, than why do we treat each other with straight up disrespect. You've probably heard about the 14 year old boy who brought a clock to school and was arrested for it, because a teacher thought it was a bomb. Some people say he was only arrested because he is Muslim, others say the teacher was just doing her job. I believe Ahmed was just trying to impress his teacher by making a homemade clock. Yeah the device looks a little suspicious but he is a 14 year old boy who just loves science, how harmful can he be?
The way other people reacted was what pissed me off about this situation. Sarah Palin came out saying that she believed Ahmed was in fact carrying a bomb around school, and that Obama jumped the gun about inviting him to the white house. She not only accused a 14 year old boy of a huge crime he clearly isn't capable of, but also was very rude about it. “Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.” (WGNTV.com). Also the police shouldn't have arrested Ahmed. The police should't have even been involved unless the teacher was 100% sure the clock was a bomb. It was bad press towards that particular school and towards the United States implying that we believe all Muslims are bad people. Who accuses a 14 year old about building a bomb? What do you think could have been done differently in this situation?
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