Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Fake Clock Incident: Was This a Setup?
Why would anybody be alarmed?
By now we have all heard the story of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim kid in Irving, Texas, who invented his own clock, took it to school and was briefly arrested when school officials were afraid it looked like a bomb. In the ensuing firestorm, President Obama invited him to bring his invention to the White House, CAIR jumped into the middle of it, lawsuits are pending, there are prayer vigils, and, and....
Wait a minute.
It is now being alleged that Mohamed's invention was nothing more than wires removed from an old digital clock and replaced into a pencil box. Furthermore, we are now learning more about Mohamed's father-not from the US media, mind you- rather from the Daily Mail in the UK and now Gallia Watch, a French blog. Seems he is quite the activist. Read on.
(You'll have to scroll down to the story.)
The last thing I want to do is jump on a 14-year-old boy, but if his parents put him up to this for purposes of publicity and lawfare, shame on them. If they wish to proceed with a lawsuit, they should be prepared for a full examination into whether this was some sort of contrived hoax. If it, in fact, was, whoever is responsible should be prosecuted.
As for the actions of the school and Irving police, their number one obligation is to the safety of everybody at that school. I don't know about you, but that contraption could easily be suspected of being a bomb. As to the fact that Ahmed was a Muslim, it is unfortunate if that increased the suspicion, but given the number of Islamic-inspired bombings going on daily around the world-not to mention the Boston Marathon bombing- such fears are well grounded.