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I’m sure you’ve heard about the Sudanese Muslim immigrant kid in Texas who was arrested for bringing his home-made electronic clock to school where Islamophobes worried that it was a time bomb beeping in his backpack. The President bestirred himself from his narcissistic reveries to note that the northeast African looked a lot like him at that age and invited him to the White House, much to the satisfaction of Salon readers.

But a reader points out that the kid’s dad is a publicity hound who routinely returns to Sudan to run for President and engages in other PR stunts like debating the Rev. Terry Jones over the holiness of the Koran. From the Dallas News:

“He just wants to invent good things for mankind,” said Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who immigrated from Sudan and occasionally returns there to run for president. “But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”

Mohamed is familiar with anti-Islamic politics. He once made national headlines for debating a Florida pastor who burned a Quran.

 
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  1. sigh…….

    Here we go.

  2. The essence of this story is less about the bright, young lad and more about the morons running the school and police department in that Texas town. (Where is Rick Perry when we need him?)

  3. The President bestirred himself from his narcissistic reveries to note that the northeast African looked a lot like him at that age and invited him to the White House, much to the satisfaction of Salon readers.

    So I guess timing devices are kind of like Skittles and iced tea. They can only have benign applications.

    Remember the white kid who chewed his pop tart into the shape of a gun? Obama never invited him to the white house.

  4. Bets on when the bomb he planted will blow up the White House?

  5. Reminded me of how he stays on mute for all the crimes — some of them pretty terrible, eg the Steinle killing — committed by illegals in the country because authorities at some level did not want to remove them — that behavior is sanctioned/encouraged by Obama and his administration.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    Reminded me of how he stays on mute for all the crimes — some of them pretty terrible, eg the Steinle killing — committed by illegals in the country because authorities at some level did not want to remove them — that behavior is sanctioned/encouraged by Obama and his administration.
     
    Right. The fact that he singles out events like this makes his silence on the cases you mention all the more deafening.
  6. There are a number of sketchy elements to this story.

    The clock was simply an off-the-shelf digital clock installed in a small metal case. It isn’t an original circuit or anything an electronics hobbyist would consider showing off. It looks like a movie prop-bomb.

    Ahmed is the son of a prominent activist. I find it odd that he would be oblivious to the impression his suitcase “clock” would make.

    CAIR was instantly on the scene, and the family was ready with a consistent Islamaphobia story to the press.

    • Replies: @jackson
    This does seem like it could be psy ops. Everything about it is just right. Innocent- and nerdy-looking kid, activist muslim father, and CAIR, Zuckerberg and Obama all joining the act on cue, right when a million Muslims are suddenly trying to find ways into the west.
  7. I’d like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I’ve also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.

    • Replies: @Rodolfo
    Yes , all the device appears to be extremely complicated to be a clock. Some SMD components that appear in the picture should not be solded by he, because they require specialized equipment. A digital clock would require only one chip , and not all of that. I believe he took boards of any electronic and joined in order to look like a bomb, as a joke. But he did not foresee that it reached these proportions.
    , @Lagertha
    I know...details of the actual timer/clock and what/where it was: back-pack, locker, classroom...was it actually a science class project that other children were working on? I saw the boy interviewed last night; talk about going to MIT even came up by the announcer! Great way to get your college application out there this early!

    I know I am paranoid at times, but I got the feeling the boy was perhaps used as an opportunity to present that Islamophobia is a deep concern for the parents. It's not the first time I have heard of parent(s) using their kids (any race, sex, or ethnic group) for their own agenda or to make a point, whether facts are checked or not. And, based on what this father has been up to (!), it does mean facts need to be dug up before some teacher or principal is impaled by the media, lawsuits are filed, school sued, state sued, etc.

    If Adam Lanza, or some other "true geek," came into school with a timer/clock/circuit board with wires, the Feds would be called immediately, now, especially, after the Newtown disaster. Any socially maladjusted boy would be scrutinized if he walked into class with a circuit board that is essentially a clock or timer, or maybe just a run-of-the-mill circuit board. I know of boys/parents called into school to discuss English papers that had disturbing content (in all the cases I know, the kids were being bullied).

    The Tsarnaev brothers really made everyone edgy with homemade bombs in backpacks...so, maybe Islamophobia is here to stay. Could the parents be trying to draw attention that Islamphobia = bad? I mean, the world is on edge now because of ISIS and the march of the migrants in Europe. It is a frustrating time for Muslims in the USA since no one can force people to "check their white privilege/check their Islamophobia." 9/11 can not be forced to fade in the minds of Americans.

    Anyway, I know this sounds ridiculous, but, today, there was an article of a shortage of teachers in LA (AP article,) so who in their right mind wants to be a teacher? This particular teacher is now in jeopardy. Before the facts are presented to the public, ruining this teacher's life should be a consideration.

    Teachers are under tremendous pressure to: be aware that they can't touch anybody/ not go through student's stuff, must be aware that weapons may be on students (metal detectors don't detect non-metal guns), to report all suspicious papers that indicate violent ideation, report any obvious signs of child abuse. Certainly, if this clock/timer was not part of some official class project, this could be a problem for all pundits who have now jumped on the "pitchfork mob," to crucify this teacher/school/the "mean and prejudiced" state of Texas, etc. In fact, soon there will be talk that Texas is an unenlightened/bigoted state. Nothing good will come of this.

    And, my speechlessness lasted how long?!!

    , @dude
    If you look at this link you will see it is obvious that he just took the guts out of a commercial clock. (I'd like to know what that white bag thingy is doing in the lower right.)

    http://makezine.com/2015/09/16/this-is-ahmed-mohameds-clock/

    This looks more and more like a wildly successful publicity stunt.
    , @Dirk Dagger
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34266389
    , @David F.
    Here are some sources on the clock:

    "According to Irving police, Ahmed's case contained a digital clock that the student had taken apart and rearranged. Police said the student had the briefcase in his English class, where he plugged it into an electrical outlet and it started to make noise."

    I've looked at the photo of the clock, and I agree. It's simply the innards of a commercial product--nothing worth showing off to an engineering teacher.

    "Officers said Ahmed was being "passive aggressive" in his answers to their questions, and didn't have a "reasonable answer" as to what he was doing with the case."
    https://archive.is/Q0OLb

    From Dallas news in original article:
    "Ahmed’s clock was hardly his most elaborate creation. He said he threw it together in about 20 minutes before bedtime on Sunday: a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display, all strapped inside a case with a tiger hologram on the front.
    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.’”

    (The engineering teacher was probably bemused by such a pointless "invention.")

    The energetic Anil Dash was ready with an Islamaphobia spin targeted at Irving, TX.
    https://archive.is/qJPiI

    I'll add that Ahmed's sister (according to Dash) came up with a really good photo of Ahmed in handcuffs with a NASA T-shirt.

  8. I’m speechless! hard to believe, I know.

  9. Remember Balloon Boy?

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Remember Star Simpson from MIT in 2007?
    , @anon
    That's what I was thinking. This was a big social media story where I am (probably everywhere) and libs were really whooping it up (like only they can) about this example of the cruel heartless majority oppressing the helpless minority. I hope this blows up in their face as another hate hoax, like the ones becoming common on college campuses.

    And apparently Obama has now unwisely jumped full on board too, inviting the kid to the White House. It seems he may not have learned much from Trayvon and Ferguson to too quickly believe these too-good-to-be-true leftwing story lines.
  10. Respect the need to protect the identity of her family (Lantos knew) as they said about the Kuwaiti ambassador’s daughter. Good little actress.

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    My goodness, but she is an accomplished liar! One would think she was born to it. Is it a congenital gift or is it carefully cultivated in Arabian youth?
    , @WhatEvvs
    These were Belgian babies. The Iraqis bayoneted them.

    Meanwhile, water cannon works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=62&v=nwcwpLZoQ34

    "Vive la hongrie!"

  11. Note the date: he brought it in the school day after 9/11 – friday being a slow news day.

    The kid showed the thing to his engineering instructor who told him not to show it around. The fact that he did indicates that he was shopping it around. Deliberately trying to elicit a response.

    Its a fake hate crime using the mechanism of zero tolerance to game the system.

  12. “But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.” – He is protesting too much here. If he wanted the september 11th connection to be stronger he should have remembered, and planned ahead so he could have pulled this stunt 5 days earlier.

  13. Being a Muslim Arab who builds a dummy suitcase bomb and calls it a “science clock” might not rise to the level of genius, but it’s damn clever.

    Riddle: When does a suitcase bomb that lacks explosives explode all over America? Answer: When it’s Ahmed Muhamed’s “clock.”

    The media firestorm reached from the Oval Office to Silicon Valley’s most powerful firms. I’d bet anything, Ahmed Muhamed is a performance artist and practical jokester like his father, who had a very funny public relationship with anti-Islam buffoon Terry Jones.

    Outlandish pranksterism is a very strong current in Sufi Islam; jihad is not. The boy’s father is a Sufi cleric. I suspect that this fourteen-year-old and his family are laughing at the police who arrested him; Obama, who is heralding him as a hero; and the Muslim world, who created a culture that is so nutty that the clock prank worked.

    Obama Tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” That’s going a bit far. At least check with Homeland Security. And if a Muslim youth ever tries to hand you a “clock pot,” run.

  14. @Luke Lea
    I'd like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I've also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.

    Yes , all the device appears to be extremely complicated to be a clock. Some SMD components that appear in the picture should not be solded by he, because they require specialized equipment. A digital clock would require only one chip , and not all of that. I believe he took boards of any electronic and joined in order to look like a bomb, as a joke. But he did not foresee that it reached these proportions.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Or is this purposeful? Another Flying Imams story?
  15. Yes, the father’s history does make me wonder if this was a set up, but if so, the school made it extremely easy to exploit for such a set up. This is an era that encourages people to be scared of everything, especially at schools. One of my sons was suspended for violent writing: the assignment was to make an A-Z list on some theme, so his went “A is for atomic bomb, B is for bomb, C is for cannon.” Running on his elementary school playground was prohibited except as part of an organized, supervised activity; some child could fall and get hurt if left to run at will. That’s the world we live in that slaps handcuffs on some skinny 9th grader to make everyone know there’re being kept safe from circuit boards with flashing lights.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Not the first time this has happened:

    http://tech.mit.edu/V127/N40/simpson.html

    That one was no provocation - just a geeky kid who didn't think thru how it would be perceived. At MIT it's normal to walk around with flashing lights on your clothes (once I walked past a computer cluster there and someone was wearing a Viking helmet with horns) but at the airport it looks less innocent. My guess this was the same. But nobody invited her to the White House.
  16. Remember Pop Tart Gun boy?

    Yes, this is a school suspension outrage, but lots and lots of white kids are the victims of that hysteria and paranoia.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    Except white kids who are victims of Zero Tolerance run amok are routinely ignored by the MSM and don't get a visit to the White House.

    In the end ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters.
    , @WowJustWow
    Once a school has suspended enough black kids for the year, they have to start suspending white kids for oddly-shaped pop tarts to smooth out their disparate impact statistics.
  17. @Luke Lea
    I'd like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I've also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.

    I know…details of the actual timer/clock and what/where it was: back-pack, locker, classroom…was it actually a science class project that other children were working on? I saw the boy interviewed last night; talk about going to MIT even came up by the announcer! Great way to get your college application out there this early!

    I know I am paranoid at times, but I got the feeling the boy was perhaps used as an opportunity to present that Islamophobia is a deep concern for the parents. It’s not the first time I have heard of parent(s) using their kids (any race, sex, or ethnic group) for their own agenda or to make a point, whether facts are checked or not. And, based on what this father has been up to (!), it does mean facts need to be dug up before some teacher or principal is impaled by the media, lawsuits are filed, school sued, state sued, etc.

    If Adam Lanza, or some other “true geek,” came into school with a timer/clock/circuit board with wires, the Feds would be called immediately, now, especially, after the Newtown disaster. Any socially maladjusted boy would be scrutinized if he walked into class with a circuit board that is essentially a clock or timer, or maybe just a run-of-the-mill circuit board. I know of boys/parents called into school to discuss English papers that had disturbing content (in all the cases I know, the kids were being bullied).

    The Tsarnaev brothers really made everyone edgy with homemade bombs in backpacks…so, maybe Islamophobia is here to stay. Could the parents be trying to draw attention that Islamphobia = bad? I mean, the world is on edge now because of ISIS and the march of the migrants in Europe. It is a frustrating time for Muslims in the USA since no one can force people to “check their white privilege/check their Islamophobia.” 9/11 can not be forced to fade in the minds of Americans.

    Anyway, I know this sounds ridiculous, but, today, there was an article of a shortage of teachers in LA (AP article,) so who in their right mind wants to be a teacher? This particular teacher is now in jeopardy. Before the facts are presented to the public, ruining this teacher’s life should be a consideration.

    Teachers are under tremendous pressure to: be aware that they can’t touch anybody/ not go through student’s stuff, must be aware that weapons may be on students (metal detectors don’t detect non-metal guns), to report all suspicious papers that indicate violent ideation, report any obvious signs of child abuse. Certainly, if this clock/timer was not part of some official class project, this could be a problem for all pundits who have now jumped on the “pitchfork mob,” to crucify this teacher/school/the “mean and prejudiced” state of Texas, etc. In fact, soon there will be talk that Texas is an unenlightened/bigoted state. Nothing good will come of this.

    And, my speechlessness lasted how long?!!

    • Agree: International Jew
  18. @countenance
    Remember Pop Tart Gun boy?

    Yes, this is a school suspension outrage, but lots and lots of white kids are the victims of that hysteria and paranoia.

    Except white kids who are victims of Zero Tolerance run amok are routinely ignored by the MSM and don’t get a visit to the White House.

    In the end ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    "Ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters."

    Um, no. Ethnicity is now, has always been and always will be one of the major determinants of what kind of access you have in any economy and if your life matters.

    The only question is, Who, Whom?
  19. I thought Sudanese were the bad guys because of the genocide carried out by the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janjaweed with support of the government.

    • Replies: @Sean
    The tribal Nilotic types like Obama's dad were still getting enslaved and castrated a few years ago in Sudan
  20. Maybe the clock told CPT.

  21. Just another skirmish in the feminazi, nanny-state war against masculinity: Any sign of male creativity, entrepeneurship, risk-taking, or adventurousness in boys and young men will be quickly and ruthlessly crushed lest these young males grow into men. The effects are already apparent across a wide swath of “progressives” who’ ve checked their balls at the door and whose only claim to masculinity is an XY chromosome pair.

    • Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist
    The effects are already apparent across a wide swath of “progressives” who’ ve checked their balls at the door and whose only claim to masculinity is an XY chromosome pair.

    They won't even claim that. Seriously, I've had supposedly educated people tell me that the biological reality of 59 million base pairs on the Y means nothing and it's all a social construct.
  22. He just wants to invent good things for mankind,” said Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed

    No offense, but has anyone explained to the kid and his father that they can buy an alarm clock from The Dollar Store for a buck?

    Alarm clocks may be unknown in the Sudan and Darfur, but they are ubiquitous in America. Even in Texas, I would expect.

  23. Clock boy’s father is one of those Ron and Rand Paul type perennial candidates always running for President. I don’t think this affair was some sort of CIA or deep state effort at all.

    The more interesting question to me is this:

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?
     
    Running for office in Sudan of course!
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn't speak English or know her exact age.
    , @Curle

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?
     
    Eliminating white demographic dominance.
  24. Funny that the POTUS had time for Clock Boy, but not for any of the police officers or TV people recently killed by members of the #BlackLivesMatters hate group.

    It’s occurred to me in recent days that despite the anarchic nature of the Left, it has built some pretty good ideological institutions over the last couple of generations: PPFA, SPLC, CAP (of course, that one was a copy of the Heritage Foundation).

    So how about a Northern Wealth Law Center that will watch the fever swamps of the Left and call out the eco-terrorists and fraudsters and the Black Lives Matters thugs and the ghouls peddling aborted baby flesh?

    • Replies: @BigGaySteve
    Might be the same reason he ignored Gay ambassador Stevens' call for help in Benghazi but invited the Jason Collins that gets paid for touching balls to the white house. Collins didn't have a boyfriend. 6yo is old enough for moslems, especially for Bacha Bazi.
  25. @Luke Lea
    I'd like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I've also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.

    If you look at this link you will see it is obvious that he just took the guts out of a commercial clock. (I’d like to know what that white bag thingy is doing in the lower right.)

    http://makezine.com/2015/09/16/this-is-ahmed-mohameds-clock/

    This looks more and more like a wildly successful publicity stunt.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Thanks Dude! The Make Magazine article has some knowledgeable commentors like Tunacrab:

    RE: Ahmed’s completely innocent homemade clock.

    When I first heard about Ahmed, the kid who made the news for his “bomb” clock project, I took his side. I played with discrete electronics as a kid. I built breadboards, I soldered, and I experimented with early robotics... In this STEM obsessed educational system, why couldn’t the school officials quickly dismiss this scare as a science project? Why did this make the news? I just didn’t get it… and then I saw a picture of the clock.

    From CNN: “A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case.”

    Anyone with an understanding of electronics will immediately see this “homemade clock” is not the tinkering of a child or teen. It was never Ahmed’s idea to begin with. This isn’t some innocent science project. The picture of the clock exposes the lie. Ahmed did not lovingly patch together IC chips and resistors, as the media would like you to believe. What you see is the guts from a manufactured digital clock, right down to the 9 volt memory backup, and the prefab button board. Absolutely nothing was made. It’s the equivalent of taking the plastic surround off of your TV and claiming you “made” a TV.

    Look at the case itself. CNN calls it a “pencil case.” Please. The whole package is vaguely sinister, and it’s intentional. Notice the nondescript packet of unidentified white powder. See that nice dent in the side? I wonder if you could stash plastic explosives behind that huge LED. Why is the lining so bumpy? Look at the shoddy taping and the twisted wire used to close the case. It’s almost as if someone designed this clock to look like a questionable object.

    Again, from CNN: “"I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her," Ahmed told reporters Wednesday.” It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it."”

    Ahmed, you didn’t build a clock. You’re a pawn to your Dad’s political and social agenda. This is all a creation of your father. I’m sure he involved you in the process, and made you feel as though you were truly making something, but you didn’t. It’s a clock without its case. Everything in the “pencil case” was made in a factory. See, a legitimate electronics project full of diodes and resistors looks innocent. It usually runs off of a battery, not an exposed AC to DC transformer… speaking of science projects, Ahmed, why again did you bring this to class? Was it part of an assignment? Oh, you just wanted to impress your teacher with a clock you rearranged inside a small briefcase? Hmm…
     
  26. @Buzz Mohawk
    Remember Balloon Boy?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6UONWCq7A

    Remember Star Simpson from MIT in 2007?

  27. @countenance
    Clock boy's father is one of those Ron and Rand Paul type perennial candidates always running for President. I don't think this affair was some sort of CIA or deep state effort at all.

    The more interesting question to me is this:

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    Running for office in Sudan of course!

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Less chance of getting assassinated!
  28. @Luke Lea
    I'd like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I've also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.
  29. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Remember Balloon Boy?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6UONWCq7A

    That’s what I was thinking. This was a big social media story where I am (probably everywhere) and libs were really whooping it up (like only they can) about this example of the cruel heartless majority oppressing the helpless minority. I hope this blows up in their face as another hate hoax, like the ones becoming common on college campuses.

    And apparently Obama has now unwisely jumped full on board too, inviting the kid to the White House. It seems he may not have learned much from Trayvon and Ferguson to too quickly believe these too-good-to-be-true leftwing story lines.

    • Replies: @McFly
    The "NASA" t-shirt he is wearing in press photos makes you wonder how staged this story was.

    Reminds me a little of this hoax that blew up in December about the Muslim stock-picking kid:

    http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2014/mohammed-islam-stock-trading/

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/apology-to-our-readers.html

    Keep digging, Steve.
  30. What are you suggesting? How could a Muslim kid, who is the son of a Muslim activist, possibly be expected to know that bringing a weird-looking device in a metal box to school for no real reason, the week after September 11, might be regarded as suspicious?

  31. Shouldn’t the school staff be at least somewhat familiar with this kid as one of their students, and reasonably able to judge whether he is likely to be bringing a bomb to kill them all, or is really just a keener trying to show off his science class skills [authentic or not]?

    And if they really thought it could be a bomb and felt obliged to call in the cops for school security and liability reasons, fair enough. When the cops show up and determine it is not a bomb, that should be the end of it. The school should issue a simple apology and the family should accept it graciously. If the kid was insisting all along that it was a clock and never claiming it to be a bomb or threatening the school with it, how can he reasonably be charged with bringing a ‘hoax bomb’?

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    "Shouldn’t the school staff be at least somewhat familiar with this kid as one of their students" - he has only been there for a few weeks.
    , @Big Bill

    If the kid was insisting all along that it was a clock and never claiming it to be a bomb or threatening the school with it, how can he reasonably be charged with bringing a ‘hoax bomb’?
     
    If a kid brings a replica gun to school, or wears a vest with a bunch of wired-together red-painted broomsticks stuck in the pockets, or shows up with a 10 inch rubber butcher knife, I expect most teachers would do something similar, even if he proved it to be harmless to my satisfaction.

    Call it a "hoax" (as this teacher did), or a "fake", or a "replica", or whatever you wish.

    If it looks like it could trigger a freakout for other kids sometime during the day, or a classroom monitor, or the lunchroom ladies, I would simply refer the matter to the principal and let her handle it.

    Knowing the twerps I grew up with, the geek would open his case up at lunch to show some fellow geeks, some wise-ass tenth grader in the lunchroom would yell, "he's got a bomb!", the girls would start shrieking, someone would pull the fire alarm, and all hell would break loose.
  32. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Two points, first I am struck by how quickly Obama has acted and invited this kid to the White House. Obviously, this is an emotional reaction on part of the president. Juxtapose this to his non reaction to the Kate Steinle murder and its quite evident who Obama favors in the world of victimization. Secondly, as Henry Dampier had mentioned some time back, is anyone really shocked that there is a lack of distrust in communities now as we are all forced to live together in the same vicinity? Immigration from cultures/religions with stark differences make us all very paranoid of each other. I am skeptical of this clock, obviously there are things that people know “on the ground” in this Texas community that caused alarm hence his arrest. Will those details come out?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Secondly, as Henry Dampier had mentioned some time back, is anyone really shocked that there is a lack of distrust in communities now as we are all forced to live together in the same vicinity? Immigration from cultures/religions with stark differences make us all very paranoid of each other."

    I am extremely shocked that there is a lack of trust between White Christian Texans and Black Sudanese Muslims, shocked I tell ya. I thought DIEversity was our strength.
  33. [kid’s dad is a publicity hound]

    So he’s like Malala Yousafzai. No doubt he has a Nobel Peace Prize in his future.

  34. @Luke Lea
    I'd like to know more about that clock. Some commenters have suggested he merely disassembled a commercial clock, rather than building one from parts, let alone building one from scratch. I've also seen suggestions that he was new in school. It was not part of a science project, he just decided to bring this suspicious looking assembly to school in a small suitcase wrapped with a cable. One must wonder if his parents were aware of what he was doing.

    Here are some sources on the clock:

    “According to Irving police, Ahmed’s case contained a digital clock that the student had taken apart and rearranged. Police said the student had the briefcase in his English class, where he plugged it into an electrical outlet and it started to make noise.”

    I’ve looked at the photo of the clock, and I agree. It’s simply the innards of a commercial product–nothing worth showing off to an engineering teacher.

    “Officers said Ahmed was being “passive aggressive” in his answers to their questions, and didn’t have a “reasonable answer” as to what he was doing with the case.”

    https://archive.is/Q0OLb

    From Dallas news in original article:
    “Ahmed’s clock was hardly his most elaborate creation. He said he threw it together in about 20 minutes before bedtime on Sunday: a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display, all strapped inside a case with a tiger hologram on the front.
    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.’”

    (The engineering teacher was probably bemused by such a pointless “invention.”)

    The energetic Anil Dash was ready with an Islamaphobia spin targeted at Irving, TX.

    https://archive.is/qJPiI

    I’ll add that Ahmed’s sister (according to Dash) came up with a really good photo of Ahmed in handcuffs with a NASA T-shirt.

  35. I read the title of this article as saying that the boy with the fake bomb was the “Son of Man,” i.e., a Christ-figure, falsely accused and unjustly scorned.

    • Agree: GW
    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    That's basically what the other headlines looked like: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/16/america-s-newest-hero-is-a-muslim-nerd-ahmed-mohamed.html

    He's the hero America deserves, but is he the one America needs right now?
  36. Something like this happened at the local Hippie Factory about eight years ago. A perfect storm of malicious intent posing as artistic genius-innocence, meeting state workers statutorily bound to report things they see, triggering a cascade of mandatory public safety policies put there for good reason but badly applied, because the “art project” was designed to make fun of grownups.

    The malicious SJW’s had a field day with it. The grownups got back to work.

    Making grownups look stupid for acting like grownups appeals to perpetual and chronological adolescents. Corporate MSM have made this a global industry, plus you all have to admit it’s powerful clickbait, coining profits for their side. (How many of you clicked it elsewhere, then clicked comments, and so on?)

    By now, those coming from mostly adolescent-occupied nations know that, coupled with grievance and melanin, creating these moments is a powerful means of social ascent in the US.

    http://populationpyramid.net/

    Audacious Epigone has a recent item on the attitude toward older people brought here by Third World and Moose Limb Arab yoofs, oh, sorry, I mean Refugees Fleeing War And Chaos.

    Me, I’m thinking of all the kids who built seriously interesting and advanced science projects who never got to the Oval Office. Then I laugh to think of POTUS Hussein dealing with an actually smart kid. Kinda like TN Coates being asked to discuss standard deviations.

    OTOH, the choice of winning science fair projects looks more and more each year like an exercise in social engineering, rather than the other kind.

    https://student.societyforscience.org/top-winners

    https://student.societyforscience.org/finalists-intel-isef-2016

  37. Now I’ve seen everything.

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Fox News should give this kid a show tomorrow.
  38. @Priss Factor
    I thought Sudanese were the bad guys because of the genocide carried out by the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janjaweed with support of the government.

    The tribal Nilotic types like Obama’s dad were still getting enslaved and castrated a few years ago in Sudan

  39. This ranks as one of the biggest B.S. stories I’ve seen. Here’s why:

    Last year a kid brought a gun into my kid’s junior high school. He was found out, school was locked down, every parent notified by text message, police brought onto the scene–and the school administrators spent the next few days holding public meetings, issuing apologies and new guidelines, and otherwise trying to appease a lot of angry parents.

    Within a week of the initial gun incident, a kid at the high school brought in one of those foam-dart guns–an obvious toy–and the same cycle happened again. The school system needed to show that it had a zero-tolerance policy with regard to anything resembling a firearm on school property.

    Ours is a pretty liberal town, and it was the liberal parents who made the biggest stink about “placing our kids in danger,” etc. All understandable, if a little strident from my perspective. Harm being done by the latter toy guns was pretty remote, but “better safe than sorry” was the public outcry.

    But now our national-level liberals claim that it’s some sort of hate crime if an Islamic kid is called out for bringing a weird contraption to school on the day after 9/11. Would it equally be a hate crime if the same child brought a toy gun into school? If some kid were ever spotted bringing a real bomb into a school, and it was allowed to go off with terrible results, would liberals be able to absolve themselves of guilt because, hey, at least nobody “profiled” the little tike?

    • Replies: @Ivy
    Think of little Momo's travails as our own Rotherham PR troubles. We wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers.
  40. I saw where a 15 year old was arrested for plotting to murder the Pope. Curious if he has been invited to the White House as well…

  41. Cair trolling. Real geeks would have a Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Controlling something. Running say, Rasbian. Or even Risc OS.

  42. Propaganda is largely about deciding which crimes, tragedies, and screw-ups get the national stage, and which don’t. Teachers and principals overreact to stuff and invoke dumb zero tolerance policies now and then. Mostly these are about as dumb as handcuffing this kid for bringing a homemade clock to school. And we essentially never hear about those in the national media, because those stories don’t represent the right kind of teaching moment.

  43. @Rodolfo
    Yes , all the device appears to be extremely complicated to be a clock. Some SMD components that appear in the picture should not be solded by he, because they require specialized equipment. A digital clock would require only one chip , and not all of that. I believe he took boards of any electronic and joined in order to look like a bomb, as a joke. But he did not foresee that it reached these proportions.

    Or is this purposeful? Another Flying Imams story?

  44. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Just another skirmish in the feminazi, nanny-state war against masculinity: Any sign of male creativity, entrepeneurship, risk-taking, or adventurousness in boys and young men will be quickly and ruthlessly crushed lest these young males grow into men. The effects are already apparent across a wide swath of "progressives" who' ve checked their balls at the door and whose only claim to masculinity is an XY chromosome pair.

    The effects are already apparent across a wide swath of “progressives” who’ ve checked their balls at the door and whose only claim to masculinity is an XY chromosome pair.

    They won’t even claim that. Seriously, I’ve had supposedly educated people tell me that the biological reality of 59 million base pairs on the Y means nothing and it’s all a social construct.

  45. He is 14 years old. Boys of that age have murdered fellow pupils and teachers. Moreover this happened in Texas where many boys of that age may have ways to access their parent’s firearms.

    Has any child in America ever fixed working clock guts into a clunky metal case, with a transformer and connecting wires, and brought it to school? I would not be surprised if this was a first.

    He was advised by the engineering teacher that he should not draw attention to it and yet he left it switched on, sat and waited until it started beeping in the middle of English class (surprise, surprise) and acted hurt and bewildered that people who saw it were concerned and thought it may be intended to frighten them?

    The question is not what it was, but what his intention was. A while back some idiots put nooses on a tree and then pretended they had no idea of the connotations. The police can do nothing if someone insists they had no idea that it would cause a fuss, but anyone who thinks this bright 14 year old was not aware he was going to worry the school with this needs their head tested for dry rot.

  46. I bet they never get to the bottom of this hoax. But this was clearly a put-on. Dollars to donuts Dad helped his (probably unwitting) son make this thing and sent him off to stir up a media storm.

  47. The commentators on your sight are insufferable. It is a shame because I used to enjoy coming around these parts.

  48. @countenance
    Remember Pop Tart Gun boy?

    Yes, this is a school suspension outrage, but lots and lots of white kids are the victims of that hysteria and paranoia.

    Once a school has suspended enough black kids for the year, they have to start suspending white kids for oddly-shaped pop tarts to smooth out their disparate impact statistics.

  49. I’m convinced one the main reasons that interesting details such as this, are systematically left out of news stories (or so its appeared to me for literally decades now), is because they want people to think of current events/”the news” as being dull and uninteresting, so that they will pay less attention to what is going on.

  50. @Dirk Dagger

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?
     
    Running for office in Sudan of course!

    Less chance of getting assassinated!

  51. You must admit Islamophobia has reached unheard of levels. That’s crazy!

    What’s next, will you take seriously Daesh’s calls to kill kouffars?

  52. In 2015 a 14yo builds a 120VAC briefcase sized clock out of clock parts and he is considered a Moslem Einstein, while a decade ago you could buy a ring with a digital clock on it. I guess he is the smartest moslem in the world just the same as Sotomayor is the smartest latrina in the world but was not even in the top 20% of her high school class. His daddy works for CAIR so it was either a dry run or a publicity stunt.

  53. @Percy Gryce
    Funny that the POTUS had time for Clock Boy, but not for any of the police officers or TV people recently killed by members of the #BlackLivesMatters hate group.

    It's occurred to me in recent days that despite the anarchic nature of the Left, it has built some pretty good ideological institutions over the last couple of generations: PPFA, SPLC, CAP (of course, that one was a copy of the Heritage Foundation).

    So how about a Northern Wealth Law Center that will watch the fever swamps of the Left and call out the eco-terrorists and fraudsters and the Black Lives Matters thugs and the ghouls peddling aborted baby flesh?

    Might be the same reason he ignored Gay ambassador Stevens’ call for help in Benghazi but invited the Jason Collins that gets paid for touching balls to the white house. Collins didn’t have a boyfriend. 6yo is old enough for moslems, especially for Bacha Bazi.

  54. @random observer
    Shouldn't the school staff be at least somewhat familiar with this kid as one of their students, and reasonably able to judge whether he is likely to be bringing a bomb to kill them all, or is really just a keener trying to show off his science class skills [authentic or not]?

    And if they really thought it could be a bomb and felt obliged to call in the cops for school security and liability reasons, fair enough. When the cops show up and determine it is not a bomb, that should be the end of it. The school should issue a simple apology and the family should accept it graciously. If the kid was insisting all along that it was a clock and never claiming it to be a bomb or threatening the school with it, how can he reasonably be charged with bringing a 'hoax bomb'?

    “Shouldn’t the school staff be at least somewhat familiar with this kid as one of their students” – he has only been there for a few weeks.

  55. Obama will help little Momo write his high school memoirs, incorporating a Dream of His Father, and then help him wangle a junior ambassadorship to Sudan.

  56. And how long until the family sues the school district, police, and anyone else they can target for $x million for unlawful arrest, discrimination, blah blah.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    well, what if the English teacher kills herself?...totally possible. Unfortunately, I have been around/am close to many people who have suicidal ideation, or plain have succeeded (it is sort of a goal to get away from all the misery and being misunderstood).

    It doesn't take much these days for people to kill themselves once their entire life is made public and they made this one erroneous mistake (thinking the beeping thingy in the backpack was a bomb). And, the ridiculous happy talk about a brilliant STEM mind bound for greatness was appalling since this thing sounds sketchy.

    I am ashamed of all the pundits and the President who didn't "check their haughty privilege" for jumping to conclusions...this whole thing smacks of fraud to me. There must be a police report and evidence collected (because, duh, it's a school full of minors) before accusations and assertions can go on fire on national TV. And, WTF!; is anyone thinking about the teacher who blew the whistle? She should be under care. Like I said earlier: NOTHING GOOD WILL COME FROM THIS.

  57. I am sick and tired of the media running news stories deriding Americans for the healthy suspicion of Muslims. The media loves to run news stories which laugh at the “paranoid” americans for being suspicious of foreigners who do not always have the best intentions toward Americans. If the device had exploded the media would run stories about the poor muslim student who was driven to take revenge for his mistreatment by americans.

  58. @countenance
    Clock boy's father is one of those Ron and Rand Paul type perennial candidates always running for President. I don't think this affair was some sort of CIA or deep state effort at all.

    The more interesting question to me is this:

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn’t speak English or know her exact age.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn’t speak English or know her exact age.
     
    TRANSLATION: She came here to retire, is collecting $700 a month SSI disability and sucking off other social welfare programs. EBT-food stamps, medical and so on....
  59. @eah
    Reminded me of how he stays on mute for all the crimes -- some of them pretty terrible, eg the Steinle killing -- committed by illegals in the country because authorities at some level did not want to remove them -- that behavior is sanctioned/encouraged by Obama and his administration.

    Reminded me of how he stays on mute for all the crimes — some of them pretty terrible, eg the Steinle killing — committed by illegals in the country because authorities at some level did not want to remove them — that behavior is sanctioned/encouraged by Obama and his administration.

    Right. The fact that he singles out events like this makes his silence on the cases you mention all the more deafening.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    Yeah old Jug Ears is living the dream every Marxist minority thug dreams. - lording over whites and rubbing their faces in s**t.

    He's our Mugabe.
  60. @iSteveFan

    Reminded me of how he stays on mute for all the crimes — some of them pretty terrible, eg the Steinle killing — committed by illegals in the country because authorities at some level did not want to remove them — that behavior is sanctioned/encouraged by Obama and his administration.
     
    Right. The fact that he singles out events like this makes his silence on the cases you mention all the more deafening.

    Yeah old Jug Ears is living the dream every Marxist minority thug dreams. – lording over whites and rubbing their faces in s**t.

    He’s our Mugabe.

  61. @anon
    That's what I was thinking. This was a big social media story where I am (probably everywhere) and libs were really whooping it up (like only they can) about this example of the cruel heartless majority oppressing the helpless minority. I hope this blows up in their face as another hate hoax, like the ones becoming common on college campuses.

    And apparently Obama has now unwisely jumped full on board too, inviting the kid to the White House. It seems he may not have learned much from Trayvon and Ferguson to too quickly believe these too-good-to-be-true leftwing story lines.

    The “NASA” t-shirt he is wearing in press photos makes you wonder how staged this story was.

    Reminds me a little of this hoax that blew up in December about the Muslim stock-picking kid:

    http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2014/mohammed-islam-stock-trading/

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/apology-to-our-readers.html

    Keep digging, Steve.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    The T shirt was classic "stage mom." Dance Moms always had some interesting T shirts for their daughters to wear on that show - THE weirdest reality show evah!
  62. Mr. Mohamed very kindly bought pizza for the reporters outside his house. https://twitter.com/KenKalthoffNBC5/status/644248563464036352

  63. @Dave Pinsen
    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn't speak English or know her exact age.

    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn’t speak English or know her exact age.

    TRANSLATION: She came here to retire, is collecting $700 a month SSI disability and sucking off other social welfare programs. EBT-food stamps, medical and so on….

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Family reunification. Why do you hate families?
  64. Obama the Manchurian hopes to see hundreds of Islamic bombs exploding in America and killing many many many kaffirs before his term ends.

  65. After they get done getting all the mileage they can out of our islamophobia, I assume the pictures of this kid next to the motherboard are going to be used by the forward.us types to show us how wrong we are about wanting to restrict immigration.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Amneh Jafari, U Texas-Arlington professional Muslim was the person who started the Ahmed hashtag on Twitter. Earlier this year UTA had a fake anti-Muslim hate crime. Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? Dots can be connected.
    , @Big Bill
    Speaking of immigration, Zuckerberg made a followup tweet to Obama's tweet, inviting Clock Boy to visit Zuck in California, and saying Clock Boy is the future of America.

    America needs more Clock Boy H-1b's!
  66. Sorry my friends, I didn’t read your posts yet because I am just seething with anger over this invitation to the White house. Obama bothers himself with the silliest, most trifling minutiae while stepping around the real problems in the black community. I saw a photo of this “digital clock”, more like a timing device mounted into a hard sided brief case. It looks to be nothing less than one of those explosive devices in countless movies. Kudus to the teacher who cared enough to have it investigated. Plastic explosives can be shaped and molded or rolled out into sheets. The Boston marathon bombers could have taken their pressure cooker bombs to school for cooking class. Maybe a Muslim student machining an AK 47 in shop class will be invited to the White House too. From Henry Louis Gates and the beer summit to Trayvon Martin “could have been my son “, Obama finds a need to intrude were he isn’t needed.

  67. @dude
    If you look at this link you will see it is obvious that he just took the guts out of a commercial clock. (I'd like to know what that white bag thingy is doing in the lower right.)

    http://makezine.com/2015/09/16/this-is-ahmed-mohameds-clock/

    This looks more and more like a wildly successful publicity stunt.

    Thanks Dude! The Make Magazine article has some knowledgeable commentors like Tunacrab:

    RE: Ahmed’s completely innocent homemade clock.

    When I first heard about Ahmed, the kid who made the news for his “bomb” clock project, I took his side. I played with discrete electronics as a kid. I built breadboards, I soldered, and I experimented with early robotics… In this STEM obsessed educational system, why couldn’t the school officials quickly dismiss this scare as a science project? Why did this make the news? I just didn’t get it… and then I saw a picture of the clock.

    From CNN: “A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he’d made from a pencil case.”

    Anyone with an understanding of electronics will immediately see this “homemade clock” is not the tinkering of a child or teen. It was never Ahmed’s idea to begin with. This isn’t some innocent science project. The picture of the clock exposes the lie. Ahmed did not lovingly patch together IC chips and resistors, as the media would like you to believe. What you see is the guts from a manufactured digital clock, right down to the 9 volt memory backup, and the prefab button board. Absolutely nothing was made. It’s the equivalent of taking the plastic surround off of your TV and claiming you “made” a TV.

    Look at the case itself. CNN calls it a “pencil case.” Please. The whole package is vaguely sinister, and it’s intentional. Notice the nondescript packet of unidentified white powder. See that nice dent in the side? I wonder if you could stash plastic explosives behind that huge LED. Why is the lining so bumpy? Look at the shoddy taping and the twisted wire used to close the case. It’s almost as if someone designed this clock to look like a questionable object.

    Again, from CNN: “”I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her,” Ahmed told reporters Wednesday.” It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it.””

    Ahmed, you didn’t build a clock. You’re a pawn to your Dad’s political and social agenda. This is all a creation of your father. I’m sure he involved you in the process, and made you feel as though you were truly making something, but you didn’t. It’s a clock without its case. Everything in the “pencil case” was made in a factory. See, a legitimate electronics project full of diodes and resistors looks innocent. It usually runs off of a battery, not an exposed AC to DC transformer… speaking of science projects, Ahmed, why again did you bring this to class? Was it part of an assignment? Oh, you just wanted to impress your teacher with a clock you rearranged inside a small briefcase? Hmm…

    • Replies: @Jack D

    Look at the case itself. CNN calls it a “pencil case.” Please....
     
    The reason CNN calls it a "pencil case" is because it IS a pencil case:

    http://www.amazon.com/Vaultz-Locking-Pencil-Inches-VZ01479/dp/B001BXZ28K

    The only way this fiendish plot to have his clock mistaken for a bomb could have worked is if the teachers and police were just as stupid as he was. In this he was not disappointed.
  68. Is Sudan Black The New Overclockwork Orange?

    The fault obviously lies with Western vaccines. [sarc]
    The only cause for the 14 year old not knowing that the device would have likely been taken for a bomb would have been a severe form of autism.

    Tags: Overclocking a CPU, Sudan Black Ink, Sudanese or Egyptian Asp-ergers?
    Darfur but the grace of God go I?

  69. @Anonymous
    Two points, first I am struck by how quickly Obama has acted and invited this kid to the White House. Obviously, this is an emotional reaction on part of the president. Juxtapose this to his non reaction to the Kate Steinle murder and its quite evident who Obama favors in the world of victimization. Secondly, as Henry Dampier had mentioned some time back, is anyone really shocked that there is a lack of distrust in communities now as we are all forced to live together in the same vicinity? Immigration from cultures/religions with stark differences make us all very paranoid of each other. I am skeptical of this clock, obviously there are things that people know "on the ground" in this Texas community that caused alarm hence his arrest. Will those details come out?

    “Secondly, as Henry Dampier had mentioned some time back, is anyone really shocked that there is a lack of distrust in communities now as we are all forced to live together in the same vicinity? Immigration from cultures/religions with stark differences make us all very paranoid of each other.”

    I am extremely shocked that there is a lack of trust between White Christian Texans and Black Sudanese Muslims, shocked I tell ya. I thought DIEversity was our strength.

  70. Did Obama send the invitation by a drone?

    I’ll bet the family ran to the basement when they saw it.

  71. The advantages of being a Black Sudanese Muslim like Ahmed Mohamed is that he has two victim cards up his sleeves that he can use to guilt trip Cuckservatives and SWPL types, the Islamophobia card and the Black card.

    He can say school officials thought he had a bomb because is a Muslim so he is must be a terrorist. He can say school officials thought he had a bomb because he is Black and there for must be a violent criminal.

    Ahmed Mohamed is the epitome of The KKK Crazy Glue Nation Of Demographic Fringes.

    A Black Muslim is the pro-affirmative action lobby’s wet dream. Being a Black Muslim is being a disadvantaged disenfranchised Minority two times over. A Black Muslim is being held down in life by both White people who are anti-Black and Christian people who are anti-Muslim.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    In Sudan, I don't think Ahmed would be considered black.
  72. Hey guys, quick poll:

    Knowing you inner racial “proclivities”, how many of you, upon watching this video, how many of you have to suppress the urge of hoping TO knocks this Caucasoid into next week…

    http://www.rantnow.com/videos/watch-some-dude-taunt-terrell-owens-with-racist-remarks-outside-of-a-starbucks/

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    What an idiot. If you're going to taunt a black ex-jock into slugging you so you can sue him, why pick a broke one?
  73. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website
    @iSteveFan
    After they get done getting all the mileage they can out of our islamophobia, I assume the pictures of this kid next to the motherboard are going to be used by the forward.us types to show us how wrong we are about wanting to restrict immigration.

    Amneh Jafari, U Texas-Arlington professional Muslim was the person who started the Ahmed hashtag on Twitter. Earlier this year UTA had a fake anti-Muslim hate crime. Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? Dots can be connected.

  74. @Sean
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfVs3WaE9Y

    Respect the need to protect the identity of her family (Lantos knew) as they said about the Kuwaiti ambassador's daughter. Good little actress.

    My goodness, but she is an accomplished liar! One would think she was born to it. Is it a congenital gift or is it carefully cultivated in Arabian youth?

    • Replies: @Sean
    She is from a family of diplomats, nuff said. Fooled Bush who referred to her account ten times in the run up to the war. The best liars are those who believe what they are saying, which makes them the most gullible. Hence presidents are really stoopid.
  75. Liberals rushed to paint this story as “redneck” Texans discriminate against lone Muslim student.

    But the Texas suburbs have plenty of Muslims; I bet that kid isn’t even the only Mohammad in his grade, let alone his school. Those teachers are used to dealing with diversity.

    This was all a set-up. Wouldn’t be surprised if CAIR was in on it from the beginning.

    • Replies: @G.H.

    Liberals rushed to paint this story as “redneck” Texans discriminate against lone Muslim student.

    But the Texas suburbs have plenty of Muslims; I bet that kid isn’t even the only Mohammad in his grade, let alone his school. Those teachers are used to dealing with diversity.
     
    You're probably right about that. According to Wikipedia, non-Hispanic whites make up less than a third of the population in Irving - down from nearly 90% in 1980 - and in 2007, a third of the people who lived there were born abroad. Close to 30% of the population is neither white nor Hispanic, and I bet that percentage is higher for the under-18 segment.

    Fewer than half of MacArthur High's 20 language arts teachers are white. Two of these, along with three non-whites (including two black women), teach English I. Wonder if the teacher hasn't been publicly named and shamed because she doesn't fit the narrative.
  76. Taking apart a factory-made clock and then taping its components to the inside of a box is at best a five-year-old’s idea of an electronics project. It’s the thing a kid does after he’s done playing with his pretend steering wheel in the back seat.

    I’ll bet the real science geeks at this ninth-grader’s school won’t have anything to do with him.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    Yep the kid didn't make anything, I've seen plenty of homemade clocks, none of them look like that. Most are bare bones simple, a single IC, batteries and a LED display.

    He purposely created something to scare people. Even when talking to the police he gave them evasive answers.

    BTW his father is known to local police.
    , @Jack D
    First of all, I wouldn't let a 5 year old work with line voltage electricity. Maybe a bright 11 or 12 year old could be trusted. For a 14 year from a race with an average IQ of 85 or so, he was about the right age for this project.

    He was also not enough of an evil super genius to know that his teachers and the police would interpret this as a bomb. Think Forrest Gump and not Ted Kaczynski. This is the kind of case of idiocracy that we are going to see a lot more of in the future as the rifraff and the authorities compete to see who is stupider.
  77. If Obama had a clockmaker, he would look just like Ahmed Mohamed.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If Obama had a clockmaker, he would look just like Ahmed Mohamed.

     

    I imagine he'd prefer a clocksucker.
  78. The Hussein Obama presidency feels like it is taking a lot longer to end than the Dubya Bush presidency. I felt the Dubya Bush years went by pretty quickly. When it comes to Hussein, it feels like he has been president for over 26 years rather than over 6 years.

    It is probably a mental thing, meaning if you really really really really dislike whoever is the current commander in chief than everyday that he is still in office feels like an eternity.

    The Dubya Bush presidency feels as ancient as VCR tapes. That is how long it feels to me that Hussein Obama is in power.

  79. His Nibs would love to see Mo’s clock at the White House…right after Mo and his family have their backgrounds checked by the Secret Service and they pass through a metal detector. The clock of course will be x-rayed and probably wiped for explosive residue. Those goofy hysterical Texicans!

  80. @random observer
    Shouldn't the school staff be at least somewhat familiar with this kid as one of their students, and reasonably able to judge whether he is likely to be bringing a bomb to kill them all, or is really just a keener trying to show off his science class skills [authentic or not]?

    And if they really thought it could be a bomb and felt obliged to call in the cops for school security and liability reasons, fair enough. When the cops show up and determine it is not a bomb, that should be the end of it. The school should issue a simple apology and the family should accept it graciously. If the kid was insisting all along that it was a clock and never claiming it to be a bomb or threatening the school with it, how can he reasonably be charged with bringing a 'hoax bomb'?

    If the kid was insisting all along that it was a clock and never claiming it to be a bomb or threatening the school with it, how can he reasonably be charged with bringing a ‘hoax bomb’?

    If a kid brings a replica gun to school, or wears a vest with a bunch of wired-together red-painted broomsticks stuck in the pockets, or shows up with a 10 inch rubber butcher knife, I expect most teachers would do something similar, even if he proved it to be harmless to my satisfaction.

    Call it a “hoax” (as this teacher did), or a “fake”, or a “replica”, or whatever you wish.

    If it looks like it could trigger a freakout for other kids sometime during the day, or a classroom monitor, or the lunchroom ladies, I would simply refer the matter to the principal and let her handle it.

    Knowing the twerps I grew up with, the geek would open his case up at lunch to show some fellow geeks, some wise-ass tenth grader in the lunchroom would yell, “he’s got a bomb!”, the girls would start shrieking, someone would pull the fire alarm, and all hell would break loose.

  81. @rod1963
    Except white kids who are victims of Zero Tolerance run amok are routinely ignored by the MSM and don't get a visit to the White House.

    In the end ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters.

    “Ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters.”

    Um, no. Ethnicity is now, has always been and always will be one of the major determinants of what kind of access you have in any economy and if your life matters.

    The only question is, Who, Whom?

    • Replies: @rod1963
    Not really.

    It only became a issue when the Feds elevated Gays to a protected class, then blacks, now illegals and Muslims.

    Obama put it all on the front burner.

    The privileges accorded to minorities in this country are such it pays for a white to lie about his their ethnicity. Elizabeth Warren's academic career is a case in point, or that clown Ward Churchill or whites pretending to be NAACP leaders.

    I've know more than a few whites who played the Indian game, lots of goodies and you can't be fired. Blacks in college get all sorts of preferential treatment and go to the front of the line when applying for government or academic jobs, etc.

    Whites are at the bottom.
  82. @iSteveFan
    After they get done getting all the mileage they can out of our islamophobia, I assume the pictures of this kid next to the motherboard are going to be used by the forward.us types to show us how wrong we are about wanting to restrict immigration.

    Speaking of immigration, Zuckerberg made a followup tweet to Obama’s tweet, inviting Clock Boy to visit Zuck in California, and saying Clock Boy is the future of America.

    America needs more Clock Boy H-1b’s!

  83. Steve Wozniak spent a night in jail for bringing a metronome that sounded like a bomb to school.

    So, is Woz Muslim or something? Why else would the school have gotten mad? Only Muslims get in trouble for bringing bomb-like stuff to school, right?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-wozniak-in-jail-fake-bomb-2011-10

  84. @MC
    I read the title of this article as saying that the boy with the fake bomb was the "Son of Man," i.e., a Christ-figure, falsely accused and unjustly scorned.

    That’s basically what the other headlines looked like: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/16/america-s-newest-hero-is-a-muslim-nerd-ahmed-mohamed.html

    He’s the hero America deserves, but is he the one America needs right now?

  85. @International Jew
    Taking apart a factory-made clock and then taping its components to the inside of a box is at best a five-year-old's idea of an electronics project. It's the thing a kid does after he's done playing with his pretend steering wheel in the back seat.

    I'll bet the real science geeks at this ninth-grader's school won't have anything to do with him.

    Yep the kid didn’t make anything, I’ve seen plenty of homemade clocks, none of them look like that. Most are bare bones simple, a single IC, batteries and a LED display.

    He purposely created something to scare people. Even when talking to the police he gave them evasive answers.

    BTW his father is known to local police.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    He purposely created something to scare people. Bingo, and probably arranged by his attention whore father. Already I have seen the claim that he was only arrested in order to "humiliate a poor Muslim, African boy." #blackclocksmatter

    I am not so paranoid to think that every odd electrical device is a bomb, but when I see something as well choreographed as this I wonder if I am being guilt tripped into accepting the balance of all those poor hungry track suited and cell phoned refugees. Hey, why not. #NIMBY
    , @International Jew

    BTW his father is known to local police.
     
    Next time his father runs for President of Sudan, he'll be bragging he has a direct line to Barack Obama.
  86. How do we know what Obama will look like when he reaches puberty?

  87. @Clyde

    Grandma Mohamed is here too. Per the article, she doesn’t speak English or know her exact age.
     
    TRANSLATION: She came here to retire, is collecting $700 a month SSI disability and sucking off other social welfare programs. EBT-food stamps, medical and so on....

    Family reunification. Why do you hate families?

  88. @njguy73
    "Ethnicity is becoming one the major determinants of what kind of access you have in this economy or even if your life matters."

    Um, no. Ethnicity is now, has always been and always will be one of the major determinants of what kind of access you have in any economy and if your life matters.

    The only question is, Who, Whom?

    Not really.

    It only became a issue when the Feds elevated Gays to a protected class, then blacks, now illegals and Muslims.

    Obama put it all on the front burner.

    The privileges accorded to minorities in this country are such it pays for a white to lie about his their ethnicity. Elizabeth Warren’s academic career is a case in point, or that clown Ward Churchill or whites pretending to be NAACP leaders.

    I’ve know more than a few whites who played the Indian game, lots of goodies and you can’t be fired. Blacks in college get all sorts of preferential treatment and go to the front of the line when applying for government or academic jobs, etc.

    Whites are at the bottom.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    And before 1965, Whites were on top and only light-skinned blacks had a chat to succeed by passing for white. Now it's the reverse.
  89. nice dry run! proggslams uber alles

  90. OT: The Daily Mail has an article about a sentence that was just upheld in the UK. A (muslim) sex offender had been given a longer than normal sentence (by a white British judge) because his two victims were also “Asian”, and so suffered more than they would have if they were white because of the shame and damaged marriage prospects that their culture attaches to rape victims.

    You hear that aspiring rapists in the UK? If you target white girls, the law will consider it a lesser crime than targeting Asians (a category that in Britain includes a lot of non-Muslims as well).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3238409/Judge-backs-harsher-sentence-given-paedophile-abused-Asian-girls-shame-suffer.html

  91. @Priss Factor
    Now I've seen everything.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5Lj_74u38

    Fox News should give this kid a show tomorrow.

  92. @Sean
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfVs3WaE9Y

    Respect the need to protect the identity of her family (Lantos knew) as they said about the Kuwaiti ambassador's daughter. Good little actress.

    These were Belgian babies. The Iraqis bayoneted them.

    Meanwhile, water cannon works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=62&v=nwcwpLZoQ34

    “Vive la hongrie!”

    • Replies: @Sean
    The worst Hun atrocity is that their prime minister said Europe is Christian.

    One girl to flip the US into war, one photo of a little boy to flip the whole of Europe. A flick of their eyebrow, that is all it takes.
    , @WhatEvvs
    Water cannons work.
  93. @Jefferson
    The advantages of being a Black Sudanese Muslim like Ahmed Mohamed is that he has two victim cards up his sleeves that he can use to guilt trip Cuckservatives and SWPL types, the Islamophobia card and the Black card.

    He can say school officials thought he had a bomb because is a Muslim so he is must be a terrorist. He can say school officials thought he had a bomb because he is Black and there for must be a violent criminal.

    Ahmed Mohamed is the epitome of The KKK Crazy Glue Nation Of Demographic Fringes.

    A Black Muslim is the pro-affirmative action lobby's wet dream. Being a Black Muslim is being a disadvantaged disenfranchised Minority two times over. A Black Muslim is being held down in life by both White people who are anti-Black and Christian people who are anti-Muslim.

    In Sudan, I don’t think Ahmed would be considered black.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "In Sudan, I don’t think Ahmed would be considered black."

    He looks Blacker than Benjamin Jealous who is a former NAACP chairman.
  94. @Truth
    Hey guys, quick poll:

    Knowing you inner racial "proclivities", how many of you, upon watching this video, how many of you have to suppress the urge of hoping TO knocks this Caucasoid into next week...

    http://www.rantnow.com/videos/watch-some-dude-taunt-terrell-owens-with-racist-remarks-outside-of-a-starbucks/

    What an idiot. If you’re going to taunt a black ex-jock into slugging you so you can sue him, why pick a broke one?

  95. How could anyone ever even think this was anything more than an innocent clock? Certainly now that Obama has established this, anyone should be able to bring them on airplanes.

  96. @International Jew
    Taking apart a factory-made clock and then taping its components to the inside of a box is at best a five-year-old's idea of an electronics project. It's the thing a kid does after he's done playing with his pretend steering wheel in the back seat.

    I'll bet the real science geeks at this ninth-grader's school won't have anything to do with him.

    First of all, I wouldn’t let a 5 year old work with line voltage electricity. Maybe a bright 11 or 12 year old could be trusted. For a 14 year from a race with an average IQ of 85 or so, he was about the right age for this project.

    He was also not enough of an evil super genius to know that his teachers and the police would interpret this as a bomb. Think Forrest Gump and not Ted Kaczynski. This is the kind of case of idiocracy that we are going to see a lot more of in the future as the rifraff and the authorities compete to see who is stupider.

  97. @Dirk Dagger
    Thanks Dude! The Make Magazine article has some knowledgeable commentors like Tunacrab:

    RE: Ahmed’s completely innocent homemade clock.

    When I first heard about Ahmed, the kid who made the news for his “bomb” clock project, I took his side. I played with discrete electronics as a kid. I built breadboards, I soldered, and I experimented with early robotics... In this STEM obsessed educational system, why couldn’t the school officials quickly dismiss this scare as a science project? Why did this make the news? I just didn’t get it… and then I saw a picture of the clock.

    From CNN: “A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case.”

    Anyone with an understanding of electronics will immediately see this “homemade clock” is not the tinkering of a child or teen. It was never Ahmed’s idea to begin with. This isn’t some innocent science project. The picture of the clock exposes the lie. Ahmed did not lovingly patch together IC chips and resistors, as the media would like you to believe. What you see is the guts from a manufactured digital clock, right down to the 9 volt memory backup, and the prefab button board. Absolutely nothing was made. It’s the equivalent of taking the plastic surround off of your TV and claiming you “made” a TV.

    Look at the case itself. CNN calls it a “pencil case.” Please. The whole package is vaguely sinister, and it’s intentional. Notice the nondescript packet of unidentified white powder. See that nice dent in the side? I wonder if you could stash plastic explosives behind that huge LED. Why is the lining so bumpy? Look at the shoddy taping and the twisted wire used to close the case. It’s almost as if someone designed this clock to look like a questionable object.

    Again, from CNN: “"I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her," Ahmed told reporters Wednesday.” It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it."”

    Ahmed, you didn’t build a clock. You’re a pawn to your Dad’s political and social agenda. This is all a creation of your father. I’m sure he involved you in the process, and made you feel as though you were truly making something, but you didn’t. It’s a clock without its case. Everything in the “pencil case” was made in a factory. See, a legitimate electronics project full of diodes and resistors looks innocent. It usually runs off of a battery, not an exposed AC to DC transformer… speaking of science projects, Ahmed, why again did you bring this to class? Was it part of an assignment? Oh, you just wanted to impress your teacher with a clock you rearranged inside a small briefcase? Hmm…
     

    Look at the case itself. CNN calls it a “pencil case.” Please….

    The reason CNN calls it a “pencil case” is because it IS a pencil case:

    http://www.amazon.com/Vaultz-Locking-Pencil-Inches-VZ01479/dp/B001BXZ28K

    The only way this fiendish plot to have his clock mistaken for a bomb could have worked is if the teachers and police were just as stupid as he was. In this he was not disappointed.

  98. @John Mansfield
    Yes, the father's history does make me wonder if this was a set up, but if so, the school made it extremely easy to exploit for such a set up. This is an era that encourages people to be scared of everything, especially at schools. One of my sons was suspended for violent writing: the assignment was to make an A-Z list on some theme, so his went "A is for atomic bomb, B is for bomb, C is for cannon." Running on his elementary school playground was prohibited except as part of an organized, supervised activity; some child could fall and get hurt if left to run at will. That's the world we live in that slaps handcuffs on some skinny 9th grader to make everyone know there're being kept safe from circuit boards with flashing lights.

    Not the first time this has happened:

    http://tech.mit.edu/V127/N40/simpson.html

    That one was no provocation – just a geeky kid who didn’t think thru how it would be perceived. At MIT it’s normal to walk around with flashing lights on your clothes (once I walked past a computer cluster there and someone was wearing a Viking helmet with horns) but at the airport it looks less innocent. My guess this was the same. But nobody invited her to the White House.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    And don't forget the 2007 Boston bomb scare: and this was before the Marathon bombing.

    Lot of people are still skittish and it's understandable, even if it is overdone and sometimes amusing in retrospect.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_bomb_scare
  99. @Jack D
    Not the first time this has happened:

    http://tech.mit.edu/V127/N40/simpson.html

    That one was no provocation - just a geeky kid who didn't think thru how it would be perceived. At MIT it's normal to walk around with flashing lights on your clothes (once I walked past a computer cluster there and someone was wearing a Viking helmet with horns) but at the airport it looks less innocent. My guess this was the same. But nobody invited her to the White House.

    And don’t forget the 2007 Boston bomb scare: and this was before the Marathon bombing.

    Lot of people are still skittish and it’s understandable, even if it is overdone and sometimes amusing in retrospect.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_bomb_scare

  100. @rod1963
    Yep the kid didn't make anything, I've seen plenty of homemade clocks, none of them look like that. Most are bare bones simple, a single IC, batteries and a LED display.

    He purposely created something to scare people. Even when talking to the police he gave them evasive answers.

    BTW his father is known to local police.

    He purposely created something to scare people. Bingo, and probably arranged by his attention whore father. Already I have seen the claim that he was only arrested in order to “humiliate a poor Muslim, African boy.” #blackclocksmatter

    I am not so paranoid to think that every odd electrical device is a bomb, but when I see something as well choreographed as this I wonder if I am being guilt tripped into accepting the balance of all those poor hungry track suited and cell phoned refugees. Hey, why not. #NIMBY

  101. @rod1963
    Yep the kid didn't make anything, I've seen plenty of homemade clocks, none of them look like that. Most are bare bones simple, a single IC, batteries and a LED display.

    He purposely created something to scare people. Even when talking to the police he gave them evasive answers.

    BTW his father is known to local police.

    BTW his father is known to local police.

    Next time his father runs for President of Sudan, he’ll be bragging he has a direct line to Barack Obama.

  102. @Dave Pinsen
    In Sudan, I don't think Ahmed would be considered black.

    “In Sudan, I don’t think Ahmed would be considered black.”

    He looks Blacker than Benjamin Jealous who is a former NAACP chairman.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Ben Jealous wouldn't be considered black there either. Remember the whole Darfur genocide? It was men who looked like Ahmed raping and killing people the complexion of O's father.

    BTW, I haven't heard much about that genocide recently. Did it end?
  103. @peterike
    And how long until the family sues the school district, police, and anyone else they can target for $x million for unlawful arrest, discrimination, blah blah.

    well, what if the English teacher kills herself?…totally possible. Unfortunately, I have been around/am close to many people who have suicidal ideation, or plain have succeeded (it is sort of a goal to get away from all the misery and being misunderstood).

    It doesn’t take much these days for people to kill themselves once their entire life is made public and they made this one erroneous mistake (thinking the beeping thingy in the backpack was a bomb). And, the ridiculous happy talk about a brilliant STEM mind bound for greatness was appalling since this thing sounds sketchy.

    I am ashamed of all the pundits and the President who didn’t “check their haughty privilege” for jumping to conclusions…this whole thing smacks of fraud to me. There must be a police report and evidence collected (because, duh, it’s a school full of minors) before accusations and assertions can go on fire on national TV. And, WTF!; is anyone thinking about the teacher who blew the whistle? She should be under care. Like I said earlier: NOTHING GOOD WILL COME FROM THIS.

  104. @McFly
    The "NASA" t-shirt he is wearing in press photos makes you wonder how staged this story was.

    Reminds me a little of this hoax that blew up in December about the Muslim stock-picking kid:

    http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2014/mohammed-islam-stock-trading/

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/apology-to-our-readers.html

    Keep digging, Steve.

    The T shirt was classic “stage mom.” Dance Moms always had some interesting T shirts for their daughters to wear on that show – THE weirdest reality show evah!

  105. @countenance
    Clock boy's father is one of those Ron and Rand Paul type perennial candidates always running for President. I don't think this affair was some sort of CIA or deep state effort at all.

    The more interesting question to me is this:

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    What are the Mohameds doing in our country at all?

    Eliminating white demographic dominance.

  106. @ChrisZ
    This ranks as one of the biggest B.S. stories I've seen. Here's why:

    Last year a kid brought a gun into my kid's junior high school. He was found out, school was locked down, every parent notified by text message, police brought onto the scene--and the school administrators spent the next few days holding public meetings, issuing apologies and new guidelines, and otherwise trying to appease a lot of angry parents.

    Within a week of the initial gun incident, a kid at the high school brought in one of those foam-dart guns--an obvious toy--and the same cycle happened again. The school system needed to show that it had a zero-tolerance policy with regard to anything resembling a firearm on school property.

    Ours is a pretty liberal town, and it was the liberal parents who made the biggest stink about "placing our kids in danger," etc. All understandable, if a little strident from my perspective. Harm being done by the latter toy guns was pretty remote, but "better safe than sorry" was the public outcry.

    But now our national-level liberals claim that it's some sort of hate crime if an Islamic kid is called out for bringing a weird contraption to school on the day after 9/11. Would it equally be a hate crime if the same child brought a toy gun into school? If some kid were ever spotted bringing a real bomb into a school, and it was allowed to go off with terrible results, would liberals be able to absolve themselves of guilt because, hey, at least nobody "profiled" the little tike?

    Think of little Momo’s travails as our own Rotherham PR troubles. We wouldn’t want to ruffle any feathers.

  107. @Jefferson
    "In Sudan, I don’t think Ahmed would be considered black."

    He looks Blacker than Benjamin Jealous who is a former NAACP chairman.

    Ben Jealous wouldn’t be considered black there either. Remember the whole Darfur genocide? It was men who looked like Ahmed raping and killing people the complexion of O’s father.

    BTW, I haven’t heard much about that genocide recently. Did it end?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Ben Jealous wouldn’t be considered black there either. Remember the whole Darfur genocide? It was men who looked like Ahmed raping and killing people the complexion of O’s father.

    BTW, I haven’t heard much about that genocide recently. Did it end?"

    Ahmed looks Black enough that African Americans on discussion boards are racially claiming him as one of their own.
  108. Latest on offers piling in for Clock Boy: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=36560007&nid=1313&fm=most_popular&s_cid=popular-9

    Includes tours of Harvard and MIT and an internship at Twitter.

  109. This story was reported dishonestly. The kid is not an electronics hobbyist. He just rearranged a store-bought clock inside a little case. It has the phony look that bombs have in the movies, which is what a kid would make. Has this kid ever built any circuits? Does he have a soldering iron even? He was trying to make a fake fake-bomb as a woe-are-we-poor-poor-misunderstood-muslims publicity stunt.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @anon
    Also, someone should ask his school mates how often he shows up in a NASA t-shirt. My bet is that he wore that shirt for his special day.
  110. Jeez, how much did Obama want a son? Trayvon, Michael Brown, now this kid…I don’t ever remember him making a national event out of a black girl, and that would make more sense, because he actually has daughters. A “This girl could’ve been one of my daughters” speech never occurs, but we’ve spent years listening to what his son would have looked like.

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
    • Replies: @Sean
    Sons are better box office with the ladies, like Merkel youth.
    , @ChrisZ
    Beach, that's very perceptive. I'll take it a step further: Every time he makes one of these son comments, it's a backhanded slap at the Missus.

    I mean, that's a conversation every couple has if they've got two girls or two boys: Do we try for a third, to get the opposite-sexed child?

    Given the likelihood that this conversation happened, and the implication in his statements that Barrack REALLY wanted a son, then either (a) Michelle nixed the idea of trying for a third child (in which case Barrack's remarks are a snarky reminder that she refused him in this regard).

    Or (b) they couldn't conceive a third time, which would be very sad for any couple--but which would then make Barrack's comments a kind of psychic cruelty directed towards his own wife: a tacit shaming of her in public.

    (A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)

    Those two are as weird in their way as the Clintons.
  111. His GPA is the smoking gun.

  112. @Mr. Anon
    This story was reported dishonestly. The kid is not an electronics hobbyist. He just rearranged a store-bought clock inside a little case. It has the phony look that bombs have in the movies, which is what a kid would make. Has this kid ever built any circuits? Does he have a soldering iron even? He was trying to make a fake fake-bomb as a woe-are-we-poor-poor-misunderstood-muslims publicity stunt.

    Also, someone should ask his school mates how often he shows up in a NASA t-shirt. My bet is that he wore that shirt for his special day.

  113. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:

    US drones have killed innocent people suspected of being terrorists in the Middle East.
    NSA violates the privacy of millions of Americans.
    Airports forced old white ladies to hand over their water bottles.
    Edward Snowden has taken exile because he spilled the secrets on US government’s violation of rights.
    And Hollywood has made tons of movies with eeeeeeeeeevil Arab terrorists. And of course, ‘Russophobia’ is also a big thing.

    But the very government that went to such length in the name of national security is now scapegoating a school for ‘Islamophobia’.
    Did that school cause the mess in Libya and Syria?

  114. @Ozymandias
    If Obama had a clockmaker, he would look just like Ahmed Mohamed.

    If Obama had a clockmaker, he would look just like Ahmed Mohamed.

    I imagine he’d prefer a clocksucker.

  115. @David F.
    There are a number of sketchy elements to this story.

    The clock was simply an off-the-shelf digital clock installed in a small metal case. It isn't an original circuit or anything an electronics hobbyist would consider showing off. It looks like a movie prop-bomb.

    Ahmed is the son of a prominent activist. I find it odd that he would be oblivious to the impression his suitcase "clock" would make.

    CAIR was instantly on the scene, and the family was ready with a consistent Islamaphobia story to the press.

    This does seem like it could be psy ops. Everything about it is just right. Innocent- and nerdy-looking kid, activist muslim father, and CAIR, Zuckerberg and Obama all joining the act on cue, right when a million Muslims are suddenly trying to find ways into the west.

  116. @Big Bill
    My goodness, but she is an accomplished liar! One would think she was born to it. Is it a congenital gift or is it carefully cultivated in Arabian youth?

    She is from a family of diplomats, nuff said. Fooled Bush who referred to her account ten times in the run up to the war. The best liars are those who believe what they are saying, which makes them the most gullible. Hence presidents are really stoopid.

  117. @Beach
    Jeez, how much did Obama want a son? Trayvon, Michael Brown, now this kid...I don't ever remember him making a national event out of a black girl, and that would make more sense, because he actually has daughters. A "This girl could've been one of my daughters" speech never occurs, but we've spent years listening to what his son would have looked like.

    Sons are better box office with the ladies, like Merkel youth.

  118. @WhatEvvs
    These were Belgian babies. The Iraqis bayoneted them.

    Meanwhile, water cannon works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=62&v=nwcwpLZoQ34

    "Vive la hongrie!"

    The worst Hun atrocity is that their prime minister said Europe is Christian.

    One girl to flip the US into war, one photo of a little boy to flip the whole of Europe. A flick of their eyebrow, that is all it takes.

  119. @WhatEvvs
    These were Belgian babies. The Iraqis bayoneted them.

    Meanwhile, water cannon works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=62&v=nwcwpLZoQ34

    "Vive la hongrie!"

    Water cannons work.

  120. @poolside
    Liberals rushed to paint this story as "redneck" Texans discriminate against lone Muslim student.

    But the Texas suburbs have plenty of Muslims; I bet that kid isn't even the only Mohammad in his grade, let alone his school. Those teachers are used to dealing with diversity.

    This was all a set-up. Wouldn't be surprised if CAIR was in on it from the beginning.

    Liberals rushed to paint this story as “redneck” Texans discriminate against lone Muslim student.

    But the Texas suburbs have plenty of Muslims; I bet that kid isn’t even the only Mohammad in his grade, let alone his school. Those teachers are used to dealing with diversity.

    You’re probably right about that. According to Wikipedia, non-Hispanic whites make up less than a third of the population in Irving – down from nearly 90% in 1980 – and in 2007, a third of the people who lived there were born abroad. Close to 30% of the population is neither white nor Hispanic, and I bet that percentage is higher for the under-18 segment.

    Fewer than half of MacArthur High’s 20 language arts teachers are white. Two of these, along with three non-whites (including two black women), teach English I. Wonder if the teacher hasn’t been publicly named and shamed because she doesn’t fit the narrative.

  121. @Beach
    Jeez, how much did Obama want a son? Trayvon, Michael Brown, now this kid...I don't ever remember him making a national event out of a black girl, and that would make more sense, because he actually has daughters. A "This girl could've been one of my daughters" speech never occurs, but we've spent years listening to what his son would have looked like.

    Beach, that’s very perceptive. I’ll take it a step further: Every time he makes one of these son comments, it’s a backhanded slap at the Missus.

    I mean, that’s a conversation every couple has if they’ve got two girls or two boys: Do we try for a third, to get the opposite-sexed child?

    Given the likelihood that this conversation happened, and the implication in his statements that Barrack REALLY wanted a son, then either (a) Michelle nixed the idea of trying for a third child (in which case Barrack’s remarks are a snarky reminder that she refused him in this regard).

    Or (b) they couldn’t conceive a third time, which would be very sad for any couple–but which would then make Barrack’s comments a kind of psychic cruelty directed towards his own wife: a tacit shaming of her in public.

    (A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)

    Those two are as weird in their way as the Clintons.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "(A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)"

    They were pretty strapped financially (due to very high urban costs of living, like elite private schools for the girls) until 2004 when Michelle was about 40. A few years earlier Barack was offered a million dollar per year job heading the lefty Joyce Foundation, but passed on it to stay in the political game. Michelle was not pleased.

  122. @rod1963
    Not really.

    It only became a issue when the Feds elevated Gays to a protected class, then blacks, now illegals and Muslims.

    Obama put it all on the front burner.

    The privileges accorded to minorities in this country are such it pays for a white to lie about his their ethnicity. Elizabeth Warren's academic career is a case in point, or that clown Ward Churchill or whites pretending to be NAACP leaders.

    I've know more than a few whites who played the Indian game, lots of goodies and you can't be fired. Blacks in college get all sorts of preferential treatment and go to the front of the line when applying for government or academic jobs, etc.

    Whites are at the bottom.

    And before 1965, Whites were on top and only light-skinned blacks had a chat to succeed by passing for white. Now it’s the reverse.

  123. Yeah, the Irving school district is hardly a bastion of lily-whiteness. There’s more than one head-scarved mother in the photos.

    http://web.irvingisd.net/photogallery/default.htm

    Though it is definitely a bastion of over-weight-ness among the faculty and staff. Jesus people, go get a salad.

    • Replies: @Beach
    It's Texas, son.

    http://i.imgur.com/PujnVWh.jpg
  124. @ChrisZ
    Beach, that's very perceptive. I'll take it a step further: Every time he makes one of these son comments, it's a backhanded slap at the Missus.

    I mean, that's a conversation every couple has if they've got two girls or two boys: Do we try for a third, to get the opposite-sexed child?

    Given the likelihood that this conversation happened, and the implication in his statements that Barrack REALLY wanted a son, then either (a) Michelle nixed the idea of trying for a third child (in which case Barrack's remarks are a snarky reminder that she refused him in this regard).

    Or (b) they couldn't conceive a third time, which would be very sad for any couple--but which would then make Barrack's comments a kind of psychic cruelty directed towards his own wife: a tacit shaming of her in public.

    (A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)

    Those two are as weird in their way as the Clintons.

    “(A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)”

    They were pretty strapped financially (due to very high urban costs of living, like elite private schools for the girls) until 2004 when Michelle was about 40. A few years earlier Barack was offered a million dollar per year job heading the lefty Joyce Foundation, but passed on it to stay in the political game. Michelle was not pleased.

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    That's not exactly the kind of economic worry I had in mind. But I stand corrected on the general point. Maybe it's time I read "Halfblood Prince"?
  125. @peterike
    Yeah, the Irving school district is hardly a bastion of lily-whiteness. There's more than one head-scarved mother in the photos.

    http://web.irvingisd.net/photogallery/default.htm

    Though it is definitely a bastion of over-weight-ness among the faculty and staff. Jesus people, go get a salad.

    It’s Texas, son.

  126. @Steve Sailer
    "(A third possibility that many couple face is that there is an economic worry keeping them from expanding their family; but I doubt this was ever a consideration for the Obamas.)"

    They were pretty strapped financially (due to very high urban costs of living, like elite private schools for the girls) until 2004 when Michelle was about 40. A few years earlier Barack was offered a million dollar per year job heading the lefty Joyce Foundation, but passed on it to stay in the political game. Michelle was not pleased.

    That’s not exactly the kind of economic worry I had in mind. But I stand corrected on the general point. Maybe it’s time I read “Halfblood Prince”?

  127. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    A high school student classmate of my kids and also one of my family practice patients made the mistake on a day promoted as “Western dressup day” to wear a cheap department store pretend six gun and holster as part of his costume. This was probably back in 2002 or ’03. His reward was a one day suspension from school. Another victory for zero tolerance. Of course, he didn’t get a sympathetic call from the President. His high school was the same one where Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Jr graduated from: Jefferson in Bloomington Minnesota.

  128. @Dave Pinsen
    Ben Jealous wouldn't be considered black there either. Remember the whole Darfur genocide? It was men who looked like Ahmed raping and killing people the complexion of O's father.

    BTW, I haven't heard much about that genocide recently. Did it end?

    “Ben Jealous wouldn’t be considered black there either. Remember the whole Darfur genocide? It was men who looked like Ahmed raping and killing people the complexion of O’s father.

    BTW, I haven’t heard much about that genocide recently. Did it end?”

    Ahmed looks Black enough that African Americans on discussion boards are racially claiming him as one of their own.

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