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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Clock or what

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? 

Check out these link for a full news story!
http://wgntv.com/2015/09/19/palin-slams-obama-for-inviting-ahmed-mohamed-to-white-house-isnt-sure-if-device-was-clock/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/16/us/texas-student-ahmed-muslim-clock-bomb/



1 comment:

  1. I thought that this topic could go either way with the sides presented. I think that it was obviously wrong for the teacher to accuse him of a "terrorist" action, when he did nothing wrong. But on the other hand, it seemed just for her to think that the clock looked like a bomb, because it does not look like your ordinary clock. The police took the subject too far and kept violating the "Search and Seizure" amendment, which is unconstitutional. I think that this whole situation could have been handled better, but it sparked controversy across the nation. You brought up some very good points, I just think you could acknowledge the opposing argument a little more.

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