Bill Maher Defends Arrest of Ahmed Mohamed
Progressive talk show host Bill Maher came to the defense of the teacher who reported Ahmed Mohamed to the police for bringing an alleged bomb to school.
Maher defended the teacher, claiming that the clock did look like a bomb and that the teacher was following established protocol.
“Look, this kid deserves an apology, no doubt about it, they were wrong, but can we have a little perspective about this?” Maher said on his show on Friday. “Did the teacher really do the wrong thing?”
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was appearing as a guest on the show suggested that Mohamed was targeted due to his ethnicity.
“Because for the last 30 years, it’s been one culture that has been blowing shit up over and over again,” Maher responded.
“What if it had been a bomb?” Maher asked. “So the teacher is supposed to see something that looks like a bomb and go, ‘oh wait, this might just be my white privilege talking’? ‘I don’t want to be politically incorrect, so I’ll just let it go.’”
Maher downplayed the significance of the issue, claiming that Mohamed wasn’t treated like an ISIS prisoner.
“He was arrested and they took him off in cuffs and then put him in a cage and burned him,” he said. “Oh, no, that’s ISIS who does that. We put a kid after school for a couple of hours. This is not the end of the world.”
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