What’s the Story with Ahmed Mohamed and his Ridiculous Briefcase “Clock”? The Answer Lies with his Father

by Scott Creighton (H/T Jack)

UPDATE: What’s the Story with Ahmed Mohamed and his Ridiculous Briefcase “Clock”? (my YouTube video)

UPDATE: Ahmed Mohamed’s Hoax Bomb Updates (No. He didn’t “invent” it)

UPDATE (H/T Jason Smith): See update at end of article

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What’s the lesson we are supposed to learn? Not all Muslim looking people are terrorists. A great lesson as we enter into the refugee “crisis”, right?

[This is a “teachable moment” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest]

What a coincidence. ಠ_ಠ

To start off with, the story goes something like this:

A cute 14-year-old Muslim kid, Ahmed Mohamed, goes to school with no other intention than to impress his teacher with his homemade “clock” and for that he is persecuted by all the Islamaphobic teachers and racial profiling cops. He is then hailed as a hero when the story (for some reason) goes national and now everyone from Barack Obama to CIA asset Mark Zuckerberg are praising this kid as if he were the next Steve Jobs.

Great story, right? Muslim kid gets abused after innocently trying to show off his homemade devise.

Unfortunately, that story is neither complete, nor an accurate representation of what happened. More on that later.

Now Facebook wants him (CIA) and MIT wants him (also CIA) and of course he’s been invited to the White House (front office of Capitalism’s Invisible Army) and told to bring his “clock”

Twitter has a huge support campaign going for this kid of course (#BringBackOurGirls ring any bells?) and I’m sure Stephen Colbert will fit Ahmed into his show later this week somewhere between a Ayn Randian billionaire captain of industry and a neocon war-monger trying to rebrand himself before he is arrested for war crimes.

Finally a Muslim gets some love here in ‘Merica! Don’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Well, sorry to rain on your parade, but there is something fishy about Ahmed’s briefcase “clock” story and it starts with the “clock” itself, moves to purely coincidental timing of the refugee “crisis” and ends with his desperate for attention daddy.

Oh wait, before we go any further, here’s the ‘clock”

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving. Police detained the 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at MacArthur High School decided that the homemade clock he brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials. The family of Ahmed Mohamed said the boy was suspended for three days from the school in the Dallas suburb.

Let’s start off by explaining that the story they are telling us is not accurate.

This kid was not doing an assignment. He did this on his own and brought the “clock” in to show a teacher, who, by the way, did not immediately call the cops, as the story is being presented. That’s the first major problem with the narrative.

In fact, the engineering teacher Ahmed was supposedly trying to impress, actually told him it was good work… but… he shouldn’t shouldn’t carry it from class to class showing other teachers. The inference is that the engineering teacher figured, rightly, the devise looked more than a little suspect.

(That teacher never called the cops. In fact, no teacher ever called the cops until Ahmed’s little briefcase “clock” drew some attention to itself in a room full of 9th grade kids.)

What does Ahmed do? He takes it to English class and sits there with his busted up briefcase “clock” with little wires sticking off the top (yes, look at the wires deliberately tied to the clasp) until….

… IT STARTS TO GO OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF CLASS.

Yeah, that’s right.

The thing in question was the product of Ahmed’s love of invention. He made the clock out of a metal briefcase-style box, a digital display, wires and a circuit board. It was bigger and bulkier than a typical bedside clock, with cords, screws and electrical components.

He said he took it to school on Monday to show an engineering teacher, who said it was nice but then told him he should not show the invention to other teachers. Later, Ahmed’s clock beeped during an English class, and after he revealed the device to the teacher, school officials notified the police, and Ahmed was interrogated by officers. New York Times

In an interview later, Ahmed actually LIED when he recounted what happened:

I built the clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her. It was really sad that she took the wrong impression from it,” Ahmed said in an interview this week. Huffington Post

Ahmed claims to be a budding engineering student. When he showed the engineering teacher, he was praised for his work. It wasn’t until the highly suspect looking briefcase “clock” started going off in the middle of English class that the teacher took notice of it and of course she was right to be a little concerned when the beat-up looking metal briefcase with WIRES STICKING OFF IT starts beeping in a classroom surrounded by other people’s 14-year-old children.

Now, let me ask you a question. What good is a “clock” in a closed briefcase? What good is a “clock” in a closed metal briefcase with a countdown timer or an alarm on it? What purpose can that serve?

Anyone wish to answer that? No?

Moving on.

It was only after the briefcase “clock” started going off in the middle of class that the English teacher took notice of the Muslim looking kid and his “invention” and it was only after that and inspecting the very suspect looking “clock” that the teacher, doing what she is compelled by law to do, contacted the school administration and they contacted law enforcement.

Ahmed was then detained by law enforcement for making a hoax bomb. Which is exactly what he did.

Now, the question is, why did  he do that?

Not hard to figure out.

We are currently in a situation where everyone is on edge over the manufactured refugee “crisis” and the general consensus in the Islamaphobic world of the Pam Gellers and the Paul Joseph Watsons of the interwebs is that every single Muslim looking individual who comes into this country will be an “ISIS” terrorist sleeper cell.

Now, all of a sudden, we have a Muslim kid walking into school with a busted-up briefcase with wires sticking off the top of it and a “clock” in it which goes off in the middle of English class… and everyone “overreacts”

Lesson learned, right?

White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a “teachable moment.” US News and World Report

It’s clear the “clock” was purposefully made to look like every cliched improvised explosive devise you’ve seen on every bad TV drama of the “24” variety.

It’s also clear Ahmed was told not to be taking it around to other classes because it looked like every cliched improvised explosive devise you’ve seen on every bad TV drama of the “24” variety.

The first teacher did not freak out when he showed it to him. He praised the kid for his effort and the work. But Ahmad did carry it around with him until it “went off” didn’t he? In fact the English teacher in question certainly saw the thing in his possession when he sat down in class. Did she/he do anything at that point? No.

Why would Ahmed make something like this? He had to have known what it looked like especially after he tied those stupid little wires to the clasp. And why would he set the alarm to go off in the middle of class? Why would he continue to carry it around after he had ALREADY shown it to the teacher he wished to impress and that teacher told him he had better keep it under wraps?

He did these things because his father told him to. That’s why.

Malala anyone?

Ahmed’s father is an attention loving man named Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed with political ambitions and what appears to be CIA connections.

He’s an immigrant, of course, who came from Sudan 3 decades ago and has since run for the office of the presidency of the country twice. He never ended up being put on any ballot, but he collect campaign contributions.

In 2010, he ran for president in Sudan for the National Reform Party and created a campaign website,…

Neither he nor his party actually appeared on the ballot. But Mohamed ran again in 2015, promising to negotiate lifting the sanctions on Sudan, ratify human rights treaties, and repeal laws against converting from Islam. (The Sudan Tribune, based in Paris, ran a story on his platform.) Vox

On his campaign website, Mohamed promised “CHANGE” to his fellow countrymen and even had a brand new constitution ready to impose on them.

What does that sound like?

Maybe this will make it a little clearer:

Mohamed Elhassen has even tried exporting his peaceful, pro-Western philosophy overseas: He’s run for president of Sudan twice. “[I] hope for my country to become great, and to reestablish good connections with America,” he said in February.  Gawker

Sudan is universally hated by the Business Party here in the states. They need to be neoliberalized and that is the ONLY way to get those sanctions lifted.

And suddenly we have a businessman from Texas of all places, ready to go lead the Sudanese people down the crimson path of free market austerity, huh? I suppose it’s no wonder he never ended up on the ballot over there.

But I wonder if Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed isn’t being groomed for a leadership role when President Peace Prize brings a regime change to Sudan.

A little while ago, Mohamed got himself involved in yet another high profile “Muslim interests” story. What a coincidence it’s his son that “innocently” brought a time-bomb looking “clock” to school.

In 2012, Florida pastor Terry Jones said he was putting the Quran on trial. Jones had threatened to burn the Quran before, around the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, before eventually being talked out of it by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

This time, he wanted to stage a trial at his Florida church, and he needed a defense attorney. Mohamed volunteered: “[The church] put an ad on their channel: ‘Whoever feels in himself he has the power to defend Quran is welcome,'” he told the Dallas Observer.

The trial ended with Jones declaring the Quran guilty of “crimes against humanity” and setting it on fire. Protests and riots in Afghanistan in response to the burning left seven people deadVox

Mohamed found the time to take leave from his several business in order to go take part in the ridiculous psyop staged by Terry Jones in which he ended up finding the Quran “guilty” and then set it on fire. More fake Muslim outrage ensued and riots were staged.

At the heart of it was Ahmed’s father.

Having now taken part in two very public psyops, Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed is clearly being groomed for something. From his kid wearing a NASA shirt when he was busted (he wore the NASA shirt costume for his MSNBC interview as well), to his “rags to riches” “moderate Muslim” story, this guy has “the company’s” fingerprints all over him.

You think I’m reaching here? Take notice that Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed is a Sufi Muslim. A rather moderate, liberal sect of the Muslim faith which is supposedly a potential bulwark against the more radical, far-right Salafists and Wahhabists of Saudi Arabia. But all that aside, the man certainly intends to saddle up with the colonialist Western factions as soon as he comes to power. But note this:

Some analysts think that historical legacy can still be exploited. A 2007 report by the Rand Corp., a U.S. think tank, advised Western governments to “harness” Sufism, saying its adherents were “natural allies of the West.” Along similar lines, the Algerian government announced in July that it would promote the nation’s Sufi heritage on radio and television in a bid to check the powerful influence of Salafism, a more extreme strain of Islam that is followed by al-Qaeda-backed militants waging a war against the country’s autocratic state. Ishaan Tharoor wrote for Time in 2009.

The Rand Corp suggested we “harness” Sufi Muslims because they were “natural allies” of the West. The article was written in 2009 and, of course, Mohamed ElHassan ran for office in Sudan in 2010.

Starting to make sense?

Let me leave you with this from Gawker;

If a Hollywood producer was tasked with creating a Muslim family designed to ease the anxieties of parochial Americans, that family would probably look a lot like Mohameds, from the father’s boot-strap immigrant striving to the son’s inspired desire to create and tinker.  Gawker

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UPDATE: According to Ahmed in an interview he gave, he put the wire on the clasp so it would look LESS suspicious.

ಠ_ಠ

What?!?

Less suspicious? Wires sticking off the side of his beeping briefcase “clock” would make it look less suspicious? Is that like saying you threw water on something because you wanted more fire?

Jason linked us to an article that brings up another fine point and that is, what is the point of having the display inside the case. I mentioned that myself, but when you think about it, as the article explains, if the thing is open and you are using it for an alarm clock, you have the power conductor sitting right there exposed when you reach over to hit the snooze bar. It will electrocute you. Also, seems like Ahmed simply busted up a Walmart clock radio and screwed it’s insides to the box. Clearly this was all about causing panic. So yes, Ahmed did make a hoax bomb on purpose and set it to go off in class.

Thanks Jason

I refer back again to this YouTube video interview with Ahmed. He explains that he closed up the box with a piece of cord because he didn’t want it to look suspicious. I’m curious, why would “looking suspicious” have even crossed his mind before this whole event unfolded, if he was truly showing off a hobby project, something so innocuous as an alarm clock. Why did he choose a pencil box, one that looks like a miniature briefcase no less, as an enclosure for a clock? It’s awful hard to see the clock with the case closed. On the other hand, with the case open, it’s awful dangerous to have an exposed power transformer sitting near the snooze button (unless, perhaps his invention was to stop serial-snooze-button pressers by giving them a dangerous electrical shock!) Art Voice

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73 Responses

  1. He is 14 years old…. old enough to know that a clock that a person caries around in a briefcase is awkward and ugly… how come he didn’t make his project smaller… more modern? An 8 year old might reach for the briefcase, but a supposed-to-be smart 14 year old? invention ?

  2. Reblogged this on The Stoker's Blog and commented:
    Everything is make believe in MSM lalaland, even reality. I wonder if they can stop now that it has eaten itself?

  3. I’m surprised it didn’t play the theme tune to Mission Impossible. No doubt new powers of stop and search for anyone carrying a briefcase will be brought in.

  4. Do I understand correctly that the only source of power for this is the electrical plug? I don’t see a battery- but the picture is a bit small. In that case, he had to plug it in when it went off in English class. So it was not accidental that it went off. If he’s the genius everyone claims, he would have to know when he had set the timer for, and when it would go off once he plugged it in. So here’s a scenario. Maybe he was playing a prank as well- “Let’s see how my teachers react when I plug in a briefcase and it starts beeping in class.” Maybe he was wanting to scare people, maybe he was just wanting to disrupt class- like the old everyone drop their books at 12:15 trick. I don’t mean to suggest that this is incompatible with the larger scenario you describe. The plug certainly suggests it was an intentional disruption.

    • If you look closely at the photo, you see the connector for the D-size battery. That’s what powered it while it went off in English class.

    • No, there is a clearly visible light blue 9 volt connector on the left side.

      So actually, why it needs AC power at all when the 9 volt battery would probably power it for several years is a good question. There does not appear to be a D-cell battery connector.

      He used mammoth-sized components to make a simple digital clock that normally takes up about the size of a match box, and the display is on the INSIDE of the case – pretty un-clock-like.

      The transformer is apparently just sitting loose inside which could easily short the leads on that open circuit board. Good thinking – NASA and MIT need brains like that.

      Where is that smaller gray ribbon interface cable going? It’s just a clock; why a second interface cable?

      The beeper could be swapped out for an ebil tur-rist detonator, not that he was going to do that, but it is an obvious possibility for the media frenzy, made intentionally noticeable by the fact that he set the beeper to go off in class, ensuring that it would be mentioned and noted by authorities and the media.

      The clock only takes up a small portion of the box, obviously giving the visual (photo op) impression that other materials could be packed into the unused space.

      Who wants a giant ugly useless clock that takes up way too much desk space? And what is the checkerboard thing, a bag of candy? He wants to carry around a briefcase that he has to open just to check the time? Right.

      Good work Scott.

    • There is a battery clip on the “Clock” The three stages of Jihad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERou_Q5l9Gw

  5. I don’t know what kind of a genius one would need to be in order to build such a clock in 2015. Yes, Radio Shack is no longer, but the web is full of parts, kits, schematics and probably a million instructional youtube videos.

    I’ve had multiple people come to me at work and say things like “oh, did you hear, poor boy, they handcuffed him” etc. What the hell are they putting in our water besides fluoride? How did we get so dumb?

  6. Another great article by the best journalist in America. Problem is, no one is reading what you write, and thus a national resource is being wasted.
    Bottom line, you gots to pimp yo’ blog. Because most people ‘think’ in pictures youtube videos are the best way to reach a large audience.
    Stop using all your energy on writing and get the video thing going.

    • your wish is my command

      • Great to see you’re into video! I only send this because I want you to successfully monetize! You need to get paid eventually, and looking as pro as possible will help with that I think.
        I hope these aren’t unwelcome but here are some unsolicited tips:

        1– You’ve got a very loud audio glitch on all the audio peaks – get a good working microphone or fix your sound card – even a pretty cheap mic will be way better than what you’ve got going here (check it out though: it may be your sound card and not the microphone – maybe borrow someone’s mic to suss it out). Bad audio is an audience killer.

        2– Set a light in front of yourself hitting your face, above your head level and slightly off to one side so your eyes and face are well lit. Go ahead and leave all the other lights you’re using here on too.

        Don’t put the frontal light straight in front of you because that usually doesn’t look good. Light hitting your face from a foot or two above and slightly to the side usually looks best.

        Try to keep your body shadow on the backdrop from that frontal light minimized by raising the light up so the shadow falls lower on the backdrop – a couple of feet above your head level usually is fine.

        A regular cheap clip-light from the hardware store with a 40-60 watt bulb works fine for starters (or even a bare bulb hung from the ceiling works if placed nicely – really any kind of soft white light is fine).

        The following are certainly not necessary, but they make you look more professional and therefore many would say more credible by normal conventions:

        3– Use a solid backdrop that fills the frame: a blank wall or put up a Japanese screen or some nice solid backdrop that fills the frame so it doesn’t look like just an apartment.
        Hanging a curtain or cloth is only good if it looks smooth-ironed and professional and not wrinkled or cheap-looking. White cloth should be avoided just because it almost always looks cheap.
        Some people prefer the apartment look and it’s fine but I think it doesn’t maximize your audience potential, I prefer a solid background myself because it looks more professional.
        It’s good to use a backdrop color that is nearly opposite of skin tones, which would be blue or green, for nice color contrast, but any color or white is fine if that’s what you have.

        4– I always wear at least a buttoned collared shirt and maybe even a sport coat for the recording (with no logos or text on them), and I always shave and comb my hair.
        Again, it is not necessary, and some people prefer not to, but regular nice casual business grooming will make you seem more professional and credible by common conventions. T-shirts and shirts with logos or text always look amateur to many people.

        • So funny that I stumbled upon this site today. I had just put a long post on my Facebook page today talking about this. I even shared photos of his “clock” and what a suitcase bomb looks like. I also talked about the crazy people that are saying “well it should have been obvious that is wasn’t a bomb because you can’t see any explosives”. I then shared a photo of sheet explosives so people could see how thin that type of explosive is and how powerful. I am blown away at how the school, police department and anyone that dare speaks up about this situation is being branded as a racist, Islamophobic, etc.

          I also read in an article about the event, that when questioned by the teacher he became smart a$$ed and would not answer her other than saying it was a clock. He was being intentionally vague. This is why she took him to the office. The police said that he was passive aggressive when questioned by them. Let’s also not forget to share that he worked on this on the weekend after 9/11 and brought it to school that Monday. I think this was done on purpose knowing that he was going to invoke fear among his classmates and teachers. I also think it was done to show that he had the knowledge to create a suitcase bomb and that all it lacked were the explosives.

          I have seen kindergartners that have been suspended for making a gun with their thumb and pointer finger extended. They certainly do not get invited to the White House.

      • Scott, unclick the ‘cc” for captioning !! The auto-caption is tearing up your words…. it is adding stuff… and sounds nothing like what you are saying!!! take it off…….

      • Ain’t that the truth! I myself have become much more aware of insincerity and bull shit and this story about the “innocent” kid with a clock looking bomb gave off a definite fishy smell……
        You’ve obviously done your research, cudo’s and thank you for making the public aware of your findings! Its terrible that we have become a society so afraid of being called racist that we let ourselves be fooled and manipulated!…. All I could think about while listening to the ridiculous media was ‘What about the other kids who where probably scared and do the parents of the other children in the class think it was handled correctly?

  7. Well done article.

  8. The father is said to be a Sufi Sheikh associated with the AlSufi center in Irving but I can’t find any info on this place and they apparently haven’t filed their taxes this year as a non-profit. That in itself is no big deal but there aren’t that many traditional Sufi orders, as opposed to just saying you are a “Sufi”, and I strongly doubt that he has any connection to any such order. Sufi orders tend to be rather conservative in terms of who they allow in and their leaders are part of a chain of leadership that at least supposedly goes back the order’s founder usually hundreds of years prior.

  9. The dialectic rolls on.

  10. Thanks for the background on the father. That is why I stop in here, ” The rest of the story”. But calling the clock case a brief case is inappropriate, from the size of the electrical plug the case is about 4 inches by 6 inches. I have seen very similar in wallymort for pills etc. Not the first choice for worldwide terrorists. Then again for the PTB it is not the credibility of the threat that works for them. Now they can continue looking for elephants in bread boxes. AND strike fear into any one who might discover what these odd circuits in my tv, dvr, pc actually do, just to keep them safe you know.

  11. By the way great job! I liked the video. Audio needs work maybe back off the mic feed? I know it is a work in progress. I am not whining, I just want you to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

  12. He didn’t even build a clock!!! An electrical engineer identified everything his clock came from! He just took an existing alarm clock and put it into that metal box! http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

    ALSO if you look up his in house interview, Ahmed makes this statement about when he built it….”I didn’t lock it because didn’t want it to seem a threat….I used a simple cord so it wouldn’t look too suspicious”. OPPS! Wasn’t he shocked and confused why anybody suspected anything but when he was building it he just admitted knowing it looked suspicious! He KNEW what he was doing! Hopefully the article writer can implement some of this information too.

    I’ve been commenting on youtube but found my comments have been censored, only I can see them! Somebody doesn’t want the truth on this getting mainstream I guess!

  13. This redditor makes a good point: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/3lddql/ahmeds_clock_made_by_his_politician_father_to/cv5dojx

    >Why have a clock that you have to open to see the time? IF he was going to build a different housing FOR STANDARD CLOCK COMPONENTS, why build one that is so impractical? There is only one reason I can imagine, to make it look like “this”.

    No wonder the teacher was so suspicious!!

  14. Stop being mean.
    “24” was a great show.

  15. Very interesting stuff. Something that came to miy mind is my assumption that the clock needed to be plugged into the wall to function. I believe the 9 volt battery connector isn’t for power but to hold the clocks time in memory when the clock’s unplugged. Meaning he not only didn’t listen to the engineering teachers warning to not show the device but in English class he had to physically plug the thing in. I stand with the school in taking this very seriously. I’m not convinced completely that Ahmed and dad had nefarious motives but swift responses like this can prevent Columbine-like pairs of students from working together. One with perhaps the timer part of the device and aniother student with the explosive part. The parts that made up Timothy McVeigh’s bomb by themselves were harmless. But combined? MIT bound kids should and probably do know better than to bring a device like this into a school.

    • I could be wrong about this specific clock, but the 9v battery in most is indeed to keep the clock operating in the case of a power outage while you are sleeping. the alarm will still go off.

      • You’re absolutely correct. That is the battery back up that would keep the clock functional and the alarm would go off should the power go out. It was my understanding from everything I’ve read that he had this clock in his backpack. He only took it out to show the English teacher because it beeped and she complained about it. After the engineering teacher told him not to show anybody he did put it in his backpack. and, please – it was not in a “briefcase” it was in a small vaults pencil box.

        • Actually, it just retains the time. The alarm won’t go off unless the power comes back on. I know because I was late to work yesterday for that exact reason.

    • It did not need to be plugged into AC power for it to be. As another poster has stated it had a battery back up. Perhaps the police removed the battery in their investigation, and that’s why it’s not visible in the picture. This kid had the clock which was not in a briefcase but in the small pencil box in his backpack. It beeped and the English teacher complained and so he took it out to show her what it was. He put it in the pencil box because that’s what he had available at home and it made it easy to transport the clock. He wasn’t just going to carry a bunch of Sir get boards and LED displays without putting it in something. It’s really as simple as that. It only becomes a bigger story if you look at it through the filter of Islam a phobia of paranoia.

      • Apparently my text to voice is not very accurate. Sorry for the weird typos – I can’t seem to find a way to edit this post on my iPhone.

  16. Most likely a set-up…and like signs during some psy-ops…there was a 24 or larger case of bottled water on the front porch. I caught it real fast while the family was starting to assemble for the interview. I haven’t been able to find that exact news clip.

  17. Is good to see other people here that have notice there’s something fishy with this kid, I think the family planned it so they could sue the school and get big bucks.

    • and don’t forget the father has political ambitions and seems to be an attention hound. so yeah, I think this whole thing might be a stunt he made his kid pull.

  18. Yes, and Sandy Hook was a government-run false flag operation.

    There’s simply not enough tin foil in the world to meet the needs of these conspiracy theory-addicted loons that comprise the core of the GOP’s base constituency.

    My suggestion: establish a 51st state for these delusional nut jobs to call home — the State of Denial.

    • “tin foil”, “loons”, “nut jobs”… do you always think in such stereotypical cliches or is this a new thing for you?

    • Oh look, another devotee of the false left/right dichotomy. Here’s a cookie for parroting the mainstream narrative of ‘us and them.’ It would behoove you to get it through your pointed little head that many citizens are disgusted with both parties and their little games intended to keep people constantly divided.

      It is strange that the boy was detained yet the school was not evacuated, since the teacher was alarmed at this contraption. Scott’s right. The whole thing seems a very tailor-made, paint-by-numbers exercise to get folks squabbling amongst themselves with opinions falling squarely within rigid ideological lines on both sides. How very typical and very trite.

      • I hated to tell the guy I was a leftie from WAAAY back and still am. He seemed so happy with his safe little understanding of the world.

        • I’m on the same page as you, Scott, as far as being for true social justice, rather than “socialism for the rich; capitalism for the poor.”

          The mind reels at the number of people still shooting their party-line barbs back and forth, completely ignoring the corporate fascism right under their noses. We’re being played so much, but hey why would those in charge change the play book? All these petty little constructs keep them safe from people gathering en masse and ‘storming the Bastile,’ so to speak.

  19. I wonder how the mainstream media or the President of the United States is going to handle this now that it is out that he is no genius, but a fraud who took an old clock and put it into a suitcase to look like a bomb…they should all go to jail and then be deported. They have made a mockery of our fear of Muslims…which we should be fearing them, especially when they make fake bombs to get attention so that the next time, we don’t call the cops. This has made me livid…this kid needs to be severely disciplined.

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/09/18/muslim-kid-who-brought-clock-to-school-accused-of-being-part-of-scam-to-sue-after-this-tweet-253446

    http://conservativepost.com/a-real-engineer-reviewed-ahmeds-clock-and-found-this-shocking-truth-nobody-wants-to-talk-about/?fb_action_ids=10206483690843146&fb_action_types=og.comments

  20. So apparently the author knows nothing about atomic clocks… No its not a bomb, its a clock that gives very accurate time. Secondly if it was a bomb threat, was the school evacuated? Was even the class evacuated? When police arrived did they call a bomb squad? Why did they carry tje briefcase in a police car? They actually opened it and took pictures of it? Were they aending them to a bomb expert via whatsapp? What a professional behavior by the police!

  21. Got it from Tadda. Nice one!

    Think about this:
    Great Post Sent to Me Today

    I said: it’s sad they thought that kid had a bomb.
    She said: they didn’t think he had a bomb.
    I said: yes, they thought he made a bomb and even called the police.
    She said: They just wanted to humiliate a little Muslim boy. They didn’t think he had a bomb.
    I said: Don’t be a conspiracy theorist. They might be a little prejudiced, but I’m sure they thought he had a bomb.
    She said: OK.
    But they didn’t evacuate the school, like you do when there’s a bomb.
    They didn’t call a bomb squad – like you do when there’s a bomb.
    They didn’t get as far away from him as possible, like you do when there’s a bomb.
    Then they put him and the clock in an office: not like you do when there’s a bomb
    Then they waited with him for the police to arrive, and then they put the clock in the same car as the police.
    Then they took pictures of it.

    I said: Damn…..They never thought he had a bomb.

    Think about it. The purpose of a hoax bomb is to make a fake looks like a bomb. But this was immediately nullify when he made it clear from the start that it was a clock. You can’t make a hoax bomb when you told them from the start that it was a clock.

    And the respond was stupid. What law did the boy break? Nothing!

    • he didn’t make it clear he made a clock in English class. He just sat there until his pencil box with wires sticking off the top of it went off…. and they didn’t detain and question him for making a bomb… they detained and questioned him for making a hoax bomb, which is what he did.

  22. Well thought out article.

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  24. Please mention the clock I made
    I made a clock charge batteries.
    My clock turns on lights , charges cellphone , powers cameras in places with no plug. My clock is a renewable battery
    It can be seen here

    I made it work indefinitely but I couldn’t find a product manufacturer. It made me so depressed after years of trying I became homeless. It is only a hand crank dynamo (geared motor) on a clock. I thought we were all suppose to have a dream we pursued to better society, at least that’s what they told me. I hope, like you mentioned Ahmed’s clock , you will mention my clock and hopefully a manufacturer will put it on the shelf, my friend has a hearing aid and needs this to keep his batteries charged, another friend has a soccer club and needs cameras at night to protect his things where there is no plug, another friend wants to wear a camera on his shirt to improve security at his workplace, another friend wants his google glasses to work when he wants. I just want a light I can read with and a way to charge my cellphone when I sleep outside. Please be so kind , I am a Christian and would like to believe I am suffering to teach others humanity, I could be wrong still I want everyone to be allowed to dream as long as their dream is realistic. You saw the clock Ahmed built please mention the clock a homeless Christian built
    Thank you
    I pray someone will manufacture this to allow all the people who need this its service

  25. nice

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