Sarah Palin says the digital clock that triggered the arrest of a Texas teen is suspicious because the Muslim student's pencil box is much "cooler" than "the ones laying around the Palin household."
The former Alaska governor and failed vice-presidential candidate ranted on Facebook about how the "reactionary-slash-biased media" is endangering national security in it's coverage of the "potential bomb-imitator" that Ahmed Mohamed showed to his English teacher.
The device, which the 9th grader said he thought his teacher would like, was obviously "a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption," Palin said.
"Yep, believing that's a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history," Palin wrote. "Right. That's a clock, and I'm the Queen of England."
She posted a photo of the pencil box in her home to support her opinion. "Compare Muhammad's pencil box to the ones laying around the Palin household."
"I Guess Muhammad's Pencil Box is Cooler Than the Palin Kids'," she wrote.
Palin also suggested that Mohamed's treatment by the school and police -- in which he was handcuffed and taken to juvenile detention for questioning -- was the norm for non-muslim students who display threatening items on campus.
I Guess Muhammad's Pencil Box is Cooler Than the Palin Kids' "It doesn't look like a pencil box to me." I love... http://t.co/Z6WwOHXFGf-- Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 19, 2015
"Friends, consider the kids disciplined and/or kicked out of school for bringing squirt guns to school or taking bites out of a pop tart until it resembled (to some politically correct yahoo) a gun," she wrote. "Or the student out deer hunting with his dad early one morning who forgot he had a box of ammo in his truck when he parked in the school's lot later that day."
"Kids humiliated and intimidated for innocent actions like those real examples are often marked the rest of their lives and made to feel really rotten," she wrote. "Whereas Ahmed Muhammad, an evidently obstinate-answering student bringing in a homemade 'clock' that obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption (teachers who are told 'if you see something, say something!') gets invited to the White House."
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