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Published On: Tue, Sep 22nd, 2015

Bill Maher confirms Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘clock’ looks ‘exactly like a bomb’

The treatment of a Muslim student by a Texas school and local police officers caused outrage, who saw it as a case of Islamophobia. Now Bill Maher chimed in on his show saying that the “clock” looks like a bomb. Check out the clip below.

Bill Maher discussed the incident on his show Friday night, but he put forth a completely opposite view, pointing out that the contraption did look “exactly like a [expletive] bomb.”

Maher said there’s no doubt that Mohamed is owed an apology and that authorities went too far in their response.

“Could we have a little perspective about this? Did the teacher really do the wrong thing?” Maher asked, adding that teachers should “err on the side of caution” in this day and age.

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

“What if it had been a bomb? So the teacher is supposed to see something that looks like a bomb and go, ‘Oh wait, this just might be my white privilege talking? I sure don’t want to be politically incorrect, so I’ll just let it go?'” Maher asked.

Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader at MacArthur High School in Irving, brought a “homemade clock” to school, it was mistaken for a bomb by teachers. The teen was handcuffed and questioned by police, but no charges were filed.

Among those who rallied to Mohamed’s defense was President Obama, who tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

Bill Maher discussed the incident on his show Friday night, but he put forth a completely opposite view, pointing out that the contraption did look “exactly like a [expletive] bomb.”

Maher said there’s no doubt that Mohamed is owed an apology and that authorities went too far in their response.

“Could we have a little perspective about this? Did the teacher really do the wrong thing?” Maher asked, adding that teachers should “err on the side of caution” in this day and age.

“What if it had been a bomb? So the teacher is supposed to see something that looks like a bomb and go, ‘Oh wait, this just might be my white privilege talking? I sure don’t want to be politically incorrect, so I’ll just let it go?'” Maher asked.

Check out the photo of the suitcase “clock” which looks like a bomb below.

 

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving. Police detained the 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at MacArthur High School decided that the homemade clock he brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials. The family of Ahmed Mohamed said the boy was suspended for three days from the school in the Dallas suburb.

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving. Police detained the 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at MacArthur High School decided that the homemade clock he brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials. The family of Ahmed Mohamed said the boy was suspended for three days from the school in the Dallas suburb.

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  1. Bill Maher Quotes - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] discussed the incident on his show, but he put forth a completely opposite view, pointing out that the contraption did look […]

  2. QVC says:

    I’m not white nor Muslim, but if you showed me that pic and asked me is this a bomb or a clock, I would go with bomb.

  3. Throes and Knell | Mirror Universe says:

    […] “Bill Maher confirms Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘clock’ looks ‘exactly like a bomb’” […]

  4. Joshua Dycus says:

    What the heck is wrong with you posting that cartoon caricature instead of an actual picture? Do you not trust your journalistic stylings to convey your disagreement well enough?

  5. Bill Maher confirms Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘clock’ looks ‘exactly like a bomb’ - InfoPult News says:

    […] Read more at The Global Dispatch Related News Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘homemade clock’ looks like a ‘bomb’ as PC police attack teacher Police say they will not charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teachers were alarmed when he brought a homemade clock to his Texas high school. The clock in a suitcase … READ MORE Ahmed Mohamed made a clock, was arrested and won the Internet: Here’s how Juliana KeepingUnassuming, bespeckled and Muslim, Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old slapped with handcuffs for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school, went from a would-be bombing suspect to heralded … READ MORE No charges for Muslim student after clock mistaken for bomb DALLAS (AP) — A 14-year-old Muslim student will face no criminal charges for taking a homemade clock to class that his suburban Dallas high school teachers thought resembled a bomb, … READ MORE 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’ IRVING — Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High … READ MORE Sarah Palin slams Ahmed: ‘That’s a clock, and I’m the queen of England’ Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin added her voice to those who say that 9th grader Ahmed Mohamed should have been arrested for taking an allegedly home-made clock to school.Read more … READ MORE Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock DALLAS (AP) — A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to school … READ MORE Sorry You’re Not Charlie; and You’re Not Ahmed Either Few of us have the extraordinary combination of bravery and artistic talent of Honore, Charb, Cabu, Wolin and the other victims of this killing, so perhaps Tweeting “Je Suis Charlie” … READ MORE House paaes bill to protest babies born from ‘botched abortions’ – now first-degree murder The House has passed a pro-life bill that makes it a first-degree murder for abortionists to kill children born alive through botched abortions. In a nearly party-line vote of 248-177, … READ MORE Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘homemade clock’ looks like a ‘bomb’ Ahmed Mohamed made a clock, was arrested and No charges for Muslim student after clock mistaken 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: Sarah Palin slams Ahmed: ‘That’s a clock, and Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade Sorry You’re Not Charlie; and You’re Not Ahmed House paaes bill to protest babies born from var hupso_services_c=new Array("twitter","facebook_like","facebook_send","google");var hupso_counters_lang = "en_GB";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_url_c="";var hupso_title_c="Bill Maher confirms Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘clock’ looks ‘exactly like a bomb’"; […]

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