Larry Wilmore: The Arrest of 9th Grader Ahmed Was a 'Gut Punch' - Obvious Islamophobia

Larry Wilmore took the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed pretty hard; not just as a science nerd, but also as someone who knows bigotry when he sees it. 


“The story’s a gut-punch,” Wilmore said. “I mean, I was a nerd. This kid looks kind of like me. Actually, I looked way nerdier than Ahmed. Ahmed could kick young Larry’s ass.”

Ahmed was doing everything right, Wilmore insisted, yet was harassed because of what Wilmore says was obvious "islamophobia". 

"Let's just say, there is no way he [would have been arrested] had he not been Muslim. Keep it 100," Wilmore said, referencing his show's motto to, "keep it 100", or to keep it completely honest.

"I mean, in Texas," Wilmore said, "you can drive through a Chick-Fil-A supporting an AR-15 and no one bats an eye." Being from Texas, I can confirm that this is indeed true. 

Watch the clip below. 

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