We have all heard the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving Texas high school student who was arrested for taking a clock to school. It was noted that the clock looked like a suitcase bomb, but that was just an unfortunate coincidence. Many people who read the story were horrified that the student was handcuffed and arrested. Well, not so fast.
The Daily Caller posted an article about the incident yesterday.
These are a few random facts that were included in the story. I am not sure I have seen them posted elsewhere:
Let’s start with the clock. It doesn’t remotely resemble one. No, it resembles a briefcase bomb. Photos show a vintage Radio Shack clock, dissembled and put back into a case, with a wire sticking out. Once it began beeping inside a back-pack, that’s when the trouble started. When police questioned young Ahmed, they said he was “passive aggressive,” stubbornly repeating it was a clock and stonewalling other questions. But here’s the thing, even if the Pope or Dalai Lama brought that device into a school, and then played games with teachers and police, they’d get arrested too.
In today’s world, is it an everyday occurrence for a school child’s backpack to start beeping? Why did it start beeping? Is it possible that it was programmed to start beeping?
Let’s look at Ahmed’s family:
His dad, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed has engaged in publicity stunts before, like defending the Koran in Florida Pastor Terry Jones’ mock trial in 2010. In a 2011 television debate with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch entitled, “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Mohamed identifies himself as President of Al-Sufi Islamic Center in Dallas and former presidential candidate of Sudan. It’s the country where the Muslim Janjaweed militia carried out genocide against non-Muslim black Africans in Darfur.
The article at the Daily Caller mentions that Ahmed’s handlers include the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood group founded in the 1990’s to advance Islam (and Sharia Law in America)–they serve as the legal arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.
The article concludes:
So, enter the fresh faced, nerdy kid with the NASA shirt, who tinkers with go-carts and just wants to be an engineer someday. Hollywood couldn’t have cast him better. Just three weeks into high school, he secretly carries in a device that any TSA agent at airport security would think is a bomb. Then provokes police to get arrested, leaving the cuffs on just long enough for his sister to snap a photo.
My fellow Americans, we’ve been trolled. And if we don’t get wise to it, the next Ahmed may very well blow up his school. That’s the inevitable result of silencing teachers and disarming police. Time to face truth, or forever live with the consequences.
We can be politically correct or we can survive as a nation. It’s time to make a choice.