On Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, Fox News reporter Anna Kooiman told the co-hosts about a recent report in the Dallas Morning Sun detailing Ahmed Mohamed‘s supposedly troubled past.
“Ahmed’s seventh grade history teacher Ralph Kubiak tells the Dallas Morning Sun this isn’t the first time he’s been in trouble,” said Kooiman. “Kubiak claims Mohammed was suspended for several weeks during the sixth grade.”
So why was Ahmed allegedly suspended? According to the story, “a family friend says it came from blowing soap bubbles in the bathroom.”
Neither Kooiman nor Kubiak deny the “soap bubbles” claim, though the latter claimed “Mohammed spent time in a reassignment center the following year to complete a punishment” for “[bringing] inventions into school, like a homemade remote he used to prank a teenager by shutting off a projector in class.”
Kubiak called Mohamed “a weird little kid” and described him as “one of those kids that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang.”
Co-host Steve Doocy concluded the segment by noting that “some Texans feel that it might have been a publicity stunt,” though they’re not the only ones. Noted scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins said “it looks like a hoax,” and Real Time host Bill Maher has repeatedly called the events surround Mohamed’s arrest into question.
Check out the clip above, via Fox News.
[h/t Media Matters]
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