This may seem like a joke — but it couldn’t be any further from false.
American-Muslim student Ziad Ahmed has made quite the name for himself at age 18. The self-proclaimed progressive activist has given a TedXTalk, sat on boards for organizations, worked on presidential campaigns, and met with President Barack Obama three times.
However, he is making headlines for something else this week. Ahmed posted on Twitter over the weekend that he got accepted to Stanford University…but there’s a twist.
See Ahmed’s announcement below:
— Ziad Ahmed (@ziadtheactivist) April 1, 2017
The admissions essay prompt was: “What matters to you, and why?”
Many left-wing figureheads jumped in to congratulate the activist. Former democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley — whom Ahmed worked for until working for Hillary Clinton — tweeted in support:
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) April 4, 2017
Muslim activist Linda Farsour, a Women’s March speaker known for making anti-Israel statements, also tweeted:
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) April 3, 2017
Regarding his admission to Stanford, Ahmed told Mic that he was “stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted. I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.”
Ahmed also stated to Mic:
“To me, to be Muslim is to be a BLM ally, and I honestly can’t imagine it being any other way for me. Furthermore, it’s critical to realize that one-fourth to one-third of the Muslim community in America are black … and to separate justice for Muslims from justices for the black community is to erase the realities of the plurality of our community.”
Ahmed also Tweeted that he got accepted to Yale University and Princeton University.
Do you think that Stanford should have accepted Ahmed after he submitted his outrageous admissions essay? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
(H/T The College Fix)