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
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”
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