“Mac is the reason that I do not fear prejudice.”
In the aftermath of the Clock Boy incident, Ahmed and many new allies on the left claimed that his arrest was proof of anti-Islam bigotry in a racist country.
This year’s valedictorian at Ahmed’s old high school disagrees.
From the FOX News Insider:
Claims of Intolerance at ‘Clock Kid’s’ School Disputed by Muslim Valedictorian
Critics around the country cried Islamophobia when 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested this year for bringing a homemade clock to school and prompting fears of a bomb.
Now, the Muslim valedictorian of that school is coming to its defense, saying that her experience at MacArthur High was nothing but respectful.
“Mac is not an intolerant place,” said 18-year-old Amena Jamali, who graduated this year.
She told Fox 4 how the school often accommodated her requests for time to pray, and even brought out a letter she wrote to the principal after Ahmed’s story stoked claims of discrimination.
“Everything the media was saying was about how bad Mac was,” said Jamali. “Mac is the reason that I do not fear prejudice.”
“I’ve had four years to test that hypothesis, and come out saying that I’m very proud to have been a MacArthur Cardinal,” she added.
“My principal is a good man.”
Here’s a local video report:
Some people have suggested that the entire incident with the clock and its aftermath was orchestrated to make Irving, Texas and America look racist.
They may be right.
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