Maher on Ahmed Mohamed Incident: ‘It Looked Exactly Like a Bomb…’

The treatment of a Muslim student by a Texas school and local police officers caused an outcry from many on the left, who saw it as a case of Islamophobia.  When 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.

Mohamed was handcuffed and questioned by police after bringing in the clock to show it off to his engineering teacher. 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?”

(Warning: the video above contains profanity.)