Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I Too Stand With Ahmed

You've likely heard the story by now. A young Texas student built a clock at home and took it in to school to show his teacher his talents. That should have been the end of the story. But the school had him arrested in suspicion of being a terrorist bringing in a bomb. Handcuffs, even.

They claimed that his being a Muslim had nothing to do with it. Any student would have been treated the same way, they insist.

Of course they do.

Even when their idiocy has been pointed out to them, Ahmed is still suspended until Thursday.

He is looking to change schools.  Maybe he should look outside Texas. After all, a state that values religion above science in its public school curriculum can perhaps be understood when they mistake a clock for a bomb.

Understood, yes. Forgiven? Not so much.

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