Maher made it clear that of course the Texas teen deserves an apology for being arrested over a clock, but said there’s nothing wrong with being a little suspicious when there’s a young Muslim student with something that “looks exactly like a fucking bomb” and there are young Muslims “blowing shit up” all over the world.
Proving once again that sometimes self-proclaimed rationalists are terrible at rationalism. (Also, I’m consistently surprised at the number of people who think raw circuitry could be explosive. Fucking science education in this country. I tell ya’.)
ETA: Shame on his sister, apparently, for trying to protect him from embarrassing himself, something all teenagers are extremely prone to doing.