So a kid makes a clock and gets arrested because he is Muslim right? Not so fast…
Ahmed Mohamed was treated poorly by authorities because once they have his device, the idea of handcuffing a 14 year old is over the top but that’s
law enforcement 101 in American cities, so take it up with them. This kid was not the first child placed in handcuffs.
Aside from the stern treatment, it also seems this “invented clock” is the latest media fiction:
The typical narrative is “brainy kid makes homemade clock” needs to be changed to:
And it pretty much looks like a movie prop:
Yes the police should have looked for the explosives (the important part of a bomb) but that’s why the school was most likely not evacuated. The law enforcement figured this kid wanted attention.
What hurts the story a little more is that his father is an activist attention hound appearing at events with crazy Koran burning pastors and running for President of Sudan twice.
He also debated Robert Spencer years ago and SURPRISE! His son magically takes apart a 1986 Micronata clock, glues on some extra junk, puts it in a mini briefcase and is “shocked” when his son is caught and people freak out around him and act afraid.
He brought it in on Sept 14th, the Monday after 9/11. Teachers, military & the law get a little touchy around then.
This excerpt from Dallasnews.com shows how the kid did not listen when the first teacher told him to keep it hidden:
He showed it to his engineering teacher first thing Monday morning and didn’t get quite the reaction he’d hoped for.
“He was like, ‘That’s really nice,’” Ahmed said. “‘I would advise you not to show any other teachers.’”
He kept the clock inside his school bag in English class, but the teacher complained when the alarm beeped in the middle of a lesson. Ahmed brought his invention up to show her afterward.
“She was like, it looks like a bomb,” he said.
“I told her, ‘It doesn’t look like a bomb to me.’”
That’s the golden exchange. This young dude kept showing it until he got a satisfying reaction.
1. Dad is a nut-ball activist.
2. Clock was probably his dads. A 1986 Micronata.
3. Extra wires added for what reason?
4. Why a mini briefcase? Not a wise choice.
5. Kid was told by the first teacher to keep it quiet.
6. Kid didn’t keep it quiet.
Quotes like this don’t help either:
“I closed it with a cable, so… because, I didn’t want to lock it to make it seem like a threat so I just used simple cable…. so it won’t look that much suspicious”.
It is impossible to prove, but it looks like dear old dad got his son into something and he really should have known better. The child is mostly innocent and cops were most likely just waiting on BS from his dad.
Well… maybe not. See, if you think he really is an inventor and not a kid gutting last century’s radio shack catalog at his dads prodding, you can donate to his GoFundme.
Or one of his other several thousand dollar accounts:
If you don’t buy into the “America is evil and racist” narrative they are selling, you can always tell yourself a good scholarship will get this kid farther away from his nut-ball father and a brighter future.
Thanks to Thomas Talbot’s awesome video
Thanks to The Last Refuge (conservative treehouse) which had a lot of good stuff and a picture of Dr. Phil at the end.