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From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

‘We really need to fix this kind of mentality,’ says Ahmed Mohamed’s uncle

By now you’ve likely seen the headline: 14-year-old boy arrested for bringing a clock to school.

On Monday, grade nine student Ahmed Mohamed brought his homemade clock to his Irving, Texas, high school. He wanted to show it to his teachers. But when he did, he was handcuffed, fingerprinted and arrested after they mistook the clock for a bomb.

Overnight the story went viral and the outpouring of support for Ahmed is still trending across social media. Earlier this morning we reached Ahmed in Irving. He was in good spirits and overwhelmed by the support.

“I am feeling really amazed at how much attention I’ve been getting, all the support from all my fans around the world,” Ahmed tells As It Happens host Carol Off. …

Unfortunately our interview with Ahmed was cut short. But, we were able to reach his uncle.

Aldean Mohamed is also overwhelmed by the support but he is still searching for answers. …

When asked about one officer who reportedly remarked ‘Yup, that’s who I thought it was,” when he first saw Ahmed, Aldean explains, “it’s kind of discrimination you know, when you say my name is Ahmed.”

He adds, “we really need to fix this kind of mentality.”

But, he feels the real failure is that no one intervened and checked the clock, especially the police.

“Look at it and check it out, you are police, anyone, even a teenager will know, or even a four or five-year-old knows the difference between a clock and a bomb.”

Aldean admits that the family is still processing all the attention and that the events will be a big change for Ahmed.

“This has touched my heart…Yes, we are Muslim but we live in America for many years…What can we say? Really, we love America.”

A commenter did a little detective work online and found at Corporation Wiki this firm recently registered with the name of Aldean Mohamed as a director.

Screenshot 2015-09-18 18.22.32

Ha-Ha

“Twin Towers Transportation Corporation” …

Now it could be that this is a different Aldean Mohamed.

But it refers to North Texas and to Sudanese, both of which check out.

And “Twin Towers” just sounds like this extended family’s wacky, edgy, publicity-seeking sense of humor, like participating as the defense in Rev. Terry Jones’ trial of whether the Koran should be burned, running for president of Sudan while living in Texas, or constructing a shoddy mock-up of a briefcase bomb not yet loaded with explosives.

 
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  1. Did you see the new Borjas paper on the Mariel boat lift and wages in Miami?

  2. I would like to see little Ahmed try to carry his “clock’ onto an airplane.

  3. The Ahmed Mohamed listed as a business connection lives at an address that is about a mile away from the high school in question.

  4. One can check his court records as well at iDocket.com with some free registration.

    (Which does not work from my mobile device.)

    He is in Hunt county.

  5. well the “non muslim” @ 1600 PA Ave Wash DC “likes” him you slithering fools;)

  6. Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.

    • Replies: @Joe Sweet
    @Name Withheld

    "Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me."


    That episode was clearly orchestrated by the creeps at CNN and they've been milking it all day.

    , @tbraton
    @Name Withheld

    Trump is being crucified not for something HE said but for something a questioner said. If you listen to the exchange, there are two distinct parts. The questioner first stated his controversial remarks, then Trump asked something like "do you have a question," and the questioner then framed a question, which Trump answered. What I find amusing is that John McCain is being held up as the model for how to respond to controversial remarks made by a questioner. John McCain is the sensitive fellow who sang, in emulation of the Beach Boys, "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran."

    "A bit orchestrated"? I was watching NBC Nightly News tonight, and the first 5-10 minutes was a full assault on Trump. The MSM are not even trying to pretend to hide the fact that they find Trump totally unacceptable.

    , @AndrewR
    @Name Withheld

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he "doesn't need" David Duke's endorsement but that he "doesn't want" it. It's not like he hasn't set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.

    Replies: @tbraton

    , @International Jew
    @Name Withheld

    Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Accusing Obama of not being American: bad.
    Being Mexican, Somali, Liberian, Chinese, Guatemalan: good (diversity!)

    Confusing.

    Replies: @Jefferson

  7. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website

    Amneh Jafari, University of Texas at Arlington, Muslim Student Association (former? current?) president was the person who started the IStandWithAhmed hashtag campaign on Twitter.

    Earlier this year UTA had a serious anti-Muslim hate crime occur on campus. From the UTA Shorthorn:

    UTA Police increase patrols on campus after an unidentified man followed a student to Lot 49 and threatened her with a gun at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a police bulletin.

    The student, who is Muslim, said the man followed her for six miles before arriving to campus, according to a Facebook post by the student.

    The student reported the man followed her in a white Ford truck with a Texas flag on the antenna while on her way to campus, according to the bulletin.

    UTA Campus Police issued a Bulletin (Could it have been Haven Monahan?). President Jafari solemnly weighed in:

    “Today, many of my friends, they didn’t go to school because they were scared,” she said. “I don’t want people to be scared. I want to actually take the initiative and be able to do something about this.”

    She said they are planning an association general body meeting and inviting the police to talk to students about how they can stay safe on and off campus.

    Jafari said the women and men in the association are also looking out for one another.

    “The boys in the group, they’re like, ‘If you all are going out, just text one of us, and we’re going to walk you to your car,’ which is really sad, because we should be able to walk alone,” Jafari said.

    Two days later the Arlington Voice reported:

    In a post that turned viral on Facebook, an apparent Muslim student named Ambreen Sharif claimed she was driving to campus on Feb. 11 when a white pickup truck decorated with “large Texas flags” began following her.

    Sharif claimed the truck followed her for six miles until she parked, and then blocked her in by parking behind her.

    She then stated a man got out of the truck, approached her vehicle and screamed “watch the f**k out, we’re killing all of you.”

    She also said the man pointed a gun straight at her.

    “I have felt no closer to death before,” Sharif stated in her post. “I also closed my eyes and said Laa ilaha ill Allah, Mohammudur Rasool Ullah

    and wait for it …

    But a statement released by UT Arlington Friday afternoon says the entire incident was false and that it never happened, nor was Sharif even on campus that day.

    “In follow-up interviews today, the student said the confrontation did not occur,” according to the statement.

    The post had been scrubbed from Facebook by Friday afternoon.

    University police worked with Arlington, Denton and University of North Texas police departments to investigate the alleged incident.

    It’s not clear why Sharif fabricated the incident. Several people who had shared the post on Facebook made references to the recent shooting death of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    “We take these issues very seriously. The safety and security of all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said. “UT Arlington police work to ensure a safe campus, one founded on mutual support and respect. We will take decisive and appropriate action to ensure the well-being of our entire University community.”

    Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? I’m not talking shoe leather, how ’bout googling. Dots can be connected.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Dirk Dagger

    "Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? I’m not talking shoe leather, how ’bout googling. Dots can be connected."

    Based on the story you quoted, reporters can't even be bothered to know which prepositions to use:

    "The student, who is Muslim, said the man followed her for six miles before arriving to campus,...."

    "arriving to campus"? Who says such things? Do journalism students even learn english grammar anymore? Do they even speak English anymore?

    Your comment about Googling is apt. Yet, I am surprised how many people (and ostensibly intelligent ones too) are still incapable of finding even the most obvious information on Google.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Dirk Dagger


    Dots can be connected.
     
    So can feathers. But Indian networking aside…

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  8. At this point we should all just play along. The truth is too embarrassing. We’re a country of saps and our President is Head Sap. Putin must be rolling around on the floor of the Kremlin trying not to pee his pants.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @Jean Cocteausten

    cheer up! This is just the typical bad mojo until the junior starters take over! Our season right now: 3 major players out before August - "out for the season" - 2 for broken vertebrae, one that needs a heart transplant, whoa. 2 more have broken arms...so, 4 starters...another junior out with torn labram tonight - how bad could our luck go??? It's going to be a sucky season for my son (he's a junior lineman) but they will play on..they have more balls than most adult men in the whole wide fracking world....alright , alright, alright! Transplant is up and working, btw!

    , @Lagertha
    @Jean Cocteausten

    my point is: let's get more stories out there everyday of our "everyday" American kids who have lived in the USA for a few centuries and have struggled...and for that matter, let's do some stories about the Lakota and Dine to really be "diverse."

    , @Prof. Woland
    @Jean Cocteausten

    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem. He is shitting in his pants like we are.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  9. In the 90s “twin towers” was not automatically associated with the WTC. In the Century City neighborhood of west L.A. you had the two skyscraper office buildings, downtown there were two “ARCO Towers” (not sure what they’re called now).

    In connection with Dallas it seems a dual skyscraper was planned but scrapped:

    http://www.dallasing.com/dallas-twin-towers-bank-of-america-plaza-cityplace-centre/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @demon sheep

    But the date on the form is 2014.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan, @Anonymous

    , @anon
    @demon sheep

    And, obviously, this bunch of Muslims simply gave no thought to how it would look for them to open a business with the words "Twin Towers" in the name. Just like young Ahmed, who had no way of anticipating that people might be a bit suspicious of the science clock he brought to school on the first school day after 9/11.

    I'm sure most Muslim-Americans have forgotten all about the Twin Towers, and don't feel any reason to be sort of careful about this type of thing.

    , @Bob Jones
    @demon sheep

    I recall them being named the Alcoa Towers. Now they're the Century Towers.

    , @CBinTH
    @demon sheep

    For the future reference of anyone reading this thread, your instincts were correct: - it transpires that "Twin Towers Transportation" operates from an office building in Irving named the "Twin Towers". Hence "Twin Towers Cafe" etc.

    This entire article is based on an unwarranted assumption, and the final result is for it to be a part of a slur against the kid and his entirely blameless family.

  10. This one time I hope you’re wrong, and that he was inspired by the local Lingerie Football League franchise instead:

    http://www.lfl360.com/lfl-north-america/usa/dallas-desire-twin-towers/

  11. The guy at reverse engineering blog exposed it all. The clock is a 80’s model that he took apart and put in a box designed to scare the school staff.

    The science teacher knew right from the start the little saracen didn’t built that and that’s why he told to keep it hid. He didn’t because he knew the school would freak and they did.

    He was in on it all the way.

    Obama knows it, but loves to rub white peoples faces in s**t.

    The MSM loves to rub white people faces in s**t as well.

    Hence all the love they are showing. Kick whitey.

    As for Zuckypuke, he’s a software dolt, he wouldn’t know a ULN2308 from a LM7805.

    We need to get rid of Muslims.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @rod1963

    You must be referring to this...
    http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger

  12. The media also doesn’t mention that Irving, TX is not even 25 miles from Garland, TX, where a nationally publicized terrorist attack (for which ISIS took credit) took place only four months ago. It seems like more like four years ago, as little as we’ve heard about it recently. So what do you think the cops in this area are going to do when they see a device like this??

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/05/us/garland-texas-prophet-mohammed-contest-shooting/

  13. • Replies: @tbraton
    @rod1963

    Thanks for the informative link. I know next to nothing about electronics, but my unsophisticated first reaction when I saw that device was "it looks like a bomb." I can understand the reaction of the school authorities. It sure looks like a setup to me.

    , @Dirk Dagger
    @rod1963

    Seems apparent that Ahmed was willing to keep showing people his device until someone got alarmed.

  14. According to TX Comptroller’s website:
    TWIN TOWERS TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION
    Texas Taxpayer Number32055028065
    Mailing Address2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038-5807
    Right to Transact Business in TexasACTIVE
    State of FormationTX
    Effective SOS Registration Date08/29/2014
    Texas SOS File Number0802054544
    Registered Agent NameEAZ MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address2625 CASTLE STREET
    IRVINE, TX 75038

    According to Dallas County Appraisal District, the house at 2625
    Castle owned by,

    Owner (Current 2016)ELHASSAN FAROUG
    2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TEXAS 750385807

    I would look into this address and see if it is connected to the clock
    family. I have access to Lexis through work, but am reluctant to use
    it, since searches on people in the news sometimes get flagged.

    • Replies: @Lugash
    @Earl of Monahan

    Mohamed Mohamed, the father of bomb boy, has a company called Paradise Prime, Inc. The address for the company is 2526 Castle St. So they live next door to each other, or they screwed up on the state paperwork.

    Edit: Make that 2626 Castle St.

    This wouldn't be the first time the White House got grifted, but I'd still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.

    Also, I thought I read that the father was a wealthy retired business man, or had multiple companies. I could only find the one above.

    Replies: @anon, @Earl of Monahan, @AndrewR

    , @Anonymous
    @Earl of Monahan

    2625 CASTLE ST in Irving, Texas is the current home of Ahmed Muhamed.
    http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13156-cair-to-hold-news-conference-with-texas-muslim-teen-detained-over-clock.html

  15. @demon sheep
    In the 90s "twin towers" was not automatically associated with the WTC. In the Century City neighborhood of west L.A. you had the two skyscraper office buildings, downtown there were two "ARCO Towers" (not sure what they're called now).

    In connection with Dallas it seems a dual skyscraper was planned but scrapped:

    http://www.dallasing.com/dallas-twin-towers-bank-of-america-plaza-cityplace-centre/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon, @Bob Jones, @CBinTH

    But the date on the form is 2014.

    • Replies: @Earl of Monahan
    @Steve Sailer

    Yup:

    Effective SOS Registration Date 08/29/2014

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/Index.html

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    The Secretary of State info doesn't matter -- we're talking about the inspiration of the name (I have read that it's a cab company, which doesn't point either way). It is possible for this to be another particularly twisted example of tawriya but to substantiate that you'll first have to demonstrate the scarcity of any other regional or personal point of reference. Till then Mohamed can claim he's a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and you haven't laid a glove on him. It's thin stuff, so far.

    The big jail on the east side of downtown L.A. is still dubbed "the Twin Towers" AFAIK -- perhaps the taxi is pitching itself as a West Coast gangsta rap brand

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

  16. @Steve Sailer
    @demon sheep

    But the date on the form is 2014.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan, @Anonymous

    Yup:

    Effective SOS Registration Date 08/29/2014

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/Index.html

  17. As Jon Stuart Leibowitz would have it, “Have you ever read Steve Sailer’s blog . . . on WEED?!”

    How much should this information be worth right now in an open market? $5,000,000.00?

  18. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @demon sheep
    In the 90s "twin towers" was not automatically associated with the WTC. In the Century City neighborhood of west L.A. you had the two skyscraper office buildings, downtown there were two "ARCO Towers" (not sure what they're called now).

    In connection with Dallas it seems a dual skyscraper was planned but scrapped:

    http://www.dallasing.com/dallas-twin-towers-bank-of-america-plaza-cityplace-centre/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon, @Bob Jones, @CBinTH

    And, obviously, this bunch of Muslims simply gave no thought to how it would look for them to open a business with the words “Twin Towers” in the name. Just like young Ahmed, who had no way of anticipating that people might be a bit suspicious of the science clock he brought to school on the first school day after 9/11.

    I’m sure most Muslim-Americans have forgotten all about the Twin Towers, and don’t feel any reason to be sort of careful about this type of thing.

  19. @Earl of Monahan
    According to TX Comptroller's website:
    TWIN TOWERS TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION
    Texas Taxpayer Number32055028065
    Mailing Address2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038-5807
    Right to Transact Business in TexasACTIVE
    State of FormationTX
    Effective SOS Registration Date08/29/2014
    Texas SOS File Number0802054544
    Registered Agent NameEAZ MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address2625 CASTLE STREET
    IRVINE, TX 75038

    According to Dallas County Appraisal District, the house at 2625
    Castle owned by,


    Owner (Current 2016)ELHASSAN FAROUG
    2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TEXAS 750385807

    I would look into this address and see if it is connected to the clock
    family. I have access to Lexis through work, but am reluctant to use
    it, since searches on people in the news sometimes get flagged.

    Replies: @Lugash, @Anonymous

    Mohamed Mohamed, the father of bomb boy, has a company called Paradise Prime, Inc. The address for the company is 2526 Castle St. So they live next door to each other, or they screwed up on the state paperwork.

    Edit: Make that 2626 Castle St.

    This wouldn’t be the first time the White House got grifted, but I’d still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.

    Also, I thought I read that the father was a wealthy retired business man, or had multiple companies. I could only find the one above.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Lugash

    You want a good example of the concept of "anarcho-tyranny"?

    I had a really clever response to this:

    "I’d still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President."

    but decided that I'd better not make it, because knowing my luck, the NSA would track me down and investigate me for making it, while leaving Science Boy and his family unmolested.

    And, for what it's worth, it was just a joke.

    , @Earl of Monahan
    @Lugash

    Well done.

    I think the 2626 house # is a typo, since Dallas County has no record of that address, but does have a record of 2625 Castle.

    So, Mohamed Mohamed, Pretender to the Sudanese Presidency, has a business registered to the same address as this Twin Towers Transportation.

    The house is owned by Faroug Elhassan. Not clear if that's a family member or just a landlord.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan

    , @AndrewR
    @Lugash

    "I’d still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President."

    Why?? Obama personally invited them. If they turn out to be terrorists then that's on Obama. Or are you basing your comment on the absurd premise that the demise of Obama would be a bad thing for the country? Certainly terrorist attacks are bad for our civil liberties due to state overreaction but, if nothing else, this boy's family killing Obama would help to end the nauseating Islamophilia that the left has been pushing. I cant imagine how the left would be able to maintain their narrative if their pets killed their leader. But maybe I underestimate them.

  20. @Jean Cocteausten
    At this point we should all just play along. The truth is too embarrassing. We're a country of saps and our President is Head Sap. Putin must be rolling around on the floor of the Kremlin trying not to pee his pants.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Prof. Woland

    cheer up! This is just the typical bad mojo until the junior starters take over! Our season right now: 3 major players out before August – “out for the season” – 2 for broken vertebrae, one that needs a heart transplant, whoa. 2 more have broken arms…so, 4 starters…another junior out with torn labram tonight – how bad could our luck go??? It’s going to be a sucky season for my son (he’s a junior lineman) but they will play on..they have more balls than most adult men in the whole wide fracking world….alright , alright, alright! Transplant is up and working, btw!

  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The father’s intentions to shamelessly use his kid for anti-“islamophobia” publicity are painfully obvious. But of course, in the moronic West, no one much looks into the main players’ background, the public just eats it up, delighted at a chance to be outraged. And so Mohamed Mohamed, with his silly little plan, gets to triumph. And of course Obama just had to get in on the action.

    Here’s professional anti-islamophobia warrior Mohamed Mohamed debating Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch (starts at 32:00). The man is on a mission.

    The whole scandal is laughably transparent.

  22. LED alarm clocks are so hot right now

  23. @Jean Cocteausten
    At this point we should all just play along. The truth is too embarrassing. We're a country of saps and our President is Head Sap. Putin must be rolling around on the floor of the Kremlin trying not to pee his pants.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Prof. Woland

    my point is: let’s get more stories out there everyday of our “everyday” American kids who have lived in the USA for a few centuries and have struggled…and for that matter, let’s do some stories about the Lakota and Dine to really be “diverse.”

  24. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @demon sheep

    But the date on the form is 2014.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan, @Anonymous

    The Secretary of State info doesn’t matter — we’re talking about the inspiration of the name (I have read that it’s a cab company, which doesn’t point either way). It is possible for this to be another particularly twisted example of tawriya but to substantiate that you’ll first have to demonstrate the scarcity of any other regional or personal point of reference. Till then Mohamed can claim he’s a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and you haven’t laid a glove on him. It’s thin stuff, so far.

    The big jail on the east side of downtown L.A. is still dubbed “the Twin Towers” AFAIK — perhaps the taxi is pitching itself as a West Coast gangsta rap brand

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "Till then Mohamed can claim he’s a J.R.R. Tolkien fan"

    "Two Towers," not Twin Towers.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Danindc

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    It doesn't really matter whether Steve "lays a glove on him" or not, since he's not accusing him of any kind of crime.

    And Mohamed can claim whatever he wants. The fact remains, the phrase "Twin Towers" means one thing to about 99% of the country, and it's absurd to think that the brother of an Islamic activist wouldn't realize this and try to avoid it, unless he's being deliberately provocative.

    , @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Anonymous

    I was waiting for some dummy to come up with 'but Tolkien!!'.
    Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam.

    Replies: @AnAnon, @slumber_j

  25. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Lugash
    @Earl of Monahan

    Mohamed Mohamed, the father of bomb boy, has a company called Paradise Prime, Inc. The address for the company is 2526 Castle St. So they live next door to each other, or they screwed up on the state paperwork.

    Edit: Make that 2626 Castle St.

    This wouldn't be the first time the White House got grifted, but I'd still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.

    Also, I thought I read that the father was a wealthy retired business man, or had multiple companies. I could only find the one above.

    Replies: @anon, @Earl of Monahan, @AndrewR

    You want a good example of the concept of “anarcho-tyranny”?

    I had a really clever response to this:

    “I’d still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.”

    but decided that I’d better not make it, because knowing my luck, the NSA would track me down and investigate me for making it, while leaving Science Boy and his family unmolested.

    And, for what it’s worth, it was just a joke.

  26. @Dirk Dagger
    Amneh Jafari, University of Texas at Arlington, Muslim Student Association (former? current?) president was the person who started the IStandWithAhmed hashtag campaign on Twitter.

    Earlier this year UTA had a serious anti-Muslim hate crime occur on campus. From the UTA Shorthorn:


    UTA Police increase patrols on campus after an unidentified man followed a student to Lot 49 and threatened her with a gun at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a police bulletin.

    The student, who is Muslim, said the man followed her for six miles before arriving to campus, according to a Facebook post by the student.

    The student reported the man followed her in a white Ford truck with a Texas flag on the antenna while on her way to campus, according to the bulletin.
     

    UTA Campus Police issued a Bulletin (Could it have been Haven Monahan?). President Jafari solemnly weighed in:

    “Today, many of my friends, they didn’t go to school because they were scared,” she said. “I don’t want people to be scared. I want to actually take the initiative and be able to do something about this.”

    She said they are planning an association general body meeting and inviting the police to talk to students about how they can stay safe on and off campus.

    Jafari said the women and men in the association are also looking out for one another.

    “The boys in the group, they’re like, ‘If you all are going out, just text one of us, and we’re going to walk you to your car,’ which is really sad, because we should be able to walk alone,” Jafari said.

     

    Two days later the Arlington Voice reported:

    In a post that turned viral on Facebook, an apparent Muslim student named Ambreen Sharif claimed she was driving to campus on Feb. 11 when a white pickup truck decorated with “large Texas flags” began following her.

    Sharif claimed the truck followed her for six miles until she parked, and then blocked her in by parking behind her.

    She then stated a man got out of the truck, approached her vehicle and screamed “watch the f**k out, we’re killing all of you.”

    She also said the man pointed a gun straight at her.

    “I have felt no closer to death before,” Sharif stated in her post. “I also closed my eyes and said Laa ilaha ill Allah, Mohammudur Rasool Ullah
     

    ... and wait for it ...

    But a statement released by UT Arlington Friday afternoon says the entire incident was false and that it never happened, nor was Sharif even on campus that day.

    “In follow-up interviews today, the student said the confrontation did not occur,” according to the statement.

    The post had been scrubbed from Facebook by Friday afternoon.

    University police worked with Arlington, Denton and University of North Texas police departments to investigate the alleged incident.

    It’s not clear why Sharif fabricated the incident. Several people who had shared the post on Facebook made references to the recent shooting death of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    "We take these issues very seriously. The safety and security of all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said. "UT Arlington police work to ensure a safe campus, one founded on mutual support and respect. We will take decisive and appropriate action to ensure the well-being of our entire University community.”
     

    Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? I'm not talking shoe leather, how 'bout googling. Dots can be connected.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    “Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? I’m not talking shoe leather, how ’bout googling. Dots can be connected.”

    Based on the story you quoted, reporters can’t even be bothered to know which prepositions to use:

    “The student, who is Muslim, said the man followed her for six miles before arriving to campus,….”

    “arriving to campus”? Who says such things? Do journalism students even learn english grammar anymore? Do they even speak English anymore?

    Your comment about Googling is apt. Yet, I am surprised how many people (and ostensibly intelligent ones too) are still incapable of finding even the most obvious information on Google.

  27. @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    The Secretary of State info doesn't matter -- we're talking about the inspiration of the name (I have read that it's a cab company, which doesn't point either way). It is possible for this to be another particularly twisted example of tawriya but to substantiate that you'll first have to demonstrate the scarcity of any other regional or personal point of reference. Till then Mohamed can claim he's a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and you haven't laid a glove on him. It's thin stuff, so far.

    The big jail on the east side of downtown L.A. is still dubbed "the Twin Towers" AFAIK -- perhaps the taxi is pitching itself as a West Coast gangsta rap brand

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    “Till then Mohamed can claim he’s a J.R.R. Tolkien fan”

    “Two Towers,” not Twin Towers.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    So? The copy he got was poorly translated. Lousy Middle Eastern publishing industry standards, it can really drive a hard-working taxi-driving geopolitical player crazy... After all they're evidently still working out how to invent that whole "digital clock" thing

    , @Danindc
    @Steve Sailer

    Hey Argyle,

    When you come after the King you better not miss.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  28. @Jean Cocteausten
    At this point we should all just play along. The truth is too embarrassing. We're a country of saps and our President is Head Sap. Putin must be rolling around on the floor of the Kremlin trying not to pee his pants.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Prof. Woland

    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem. He is shitting in his pants like we are.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Prof. Woland


    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem.
     
    Chechnya should have been expelled from the federation, not kept in by force. Kind of like South Carolina 150 years ago.

    Some demographic holes are too deep to get out of. Pilate knew what he was doing.

    Replies: @5371

  29. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "Till then Mohamed can claim he’s a J.R.R. Tolkien fan"

    "Two Towers," not Twin Towers.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Danindc

    So? The copy he got was poorly translated. Lousy Middle Eastern publishing industry standards, it can really drive a hard-working taxi-driving geopolitical player crazy… After all they’re evidently still working out how to invent that whole “digital clock” thing

  30. This story, this faux story of “genius boy with clock in High School, ” must go away.

    People are dying all over the world in strife…and the media whores (you know who I am pointing at) and the parents of this incredibly average kid are wasting precious time when we could all be giving our energy to worthy, righteous causes. As an EU citizen, I think it is quite interesting how quickly every newcomer to the USA loves their 15 minutes of fame (Warhol)..it really is, always, all about the money no matter what ridiculous religion you espouse?!? I fart in your general direction!

  31. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    The Secretary of State info doesn't matter -- we're talking about the inspiration of the name (I have read that it's a cab company, which doesn't point either way). It is possible for this to be another particularly twisted example of tawriya but to substantiate that you'll first have to demonstrate the scarcity of any other regional or personal point of reference. Till then Mohamed can claim he's a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and you haven't laid a glove on him. It's thin stuff, so far.

    The big jail on the east side of downtown L.A. is still dubbed "the Twin Towers" AFAIK -- perhaps the taxi is pitching itself as a West Coast gangsta rap brand

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    It doesn’t really matter whether Steve “lays a glove on him” or not, since he’s not accusing him of any kind of crime.

    And Mohamed can claim whatever he wants. The fact remains, the phrase “Twin Towers” means one thing to about 99% of the country, and it’s absurd to think that the brother of an Islamic activist wouldn’t realize this and try to avoid it, unless he’s being deliberately provocative.

  32. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    As always it makes work for lawyers & journalists. Even some American Bedouins’ seemingly inexhaustible appetite for barratry and bad-faith argumentation can be exploited to this end. The affair of the Mohameds of Irving does remind me a bit of the old Phil Hendrie character “Raj” who was always threatening discrimination suits, war crimes suits, and inventing preposterous ad-hoc excuses for his own misdeeds with jailhouse-attorney elan. Clueless adherents to a loosely defined American way and its pre-globalized track record, whether New York high society or Minnesota refugee resettlers, need to get the Dr. Phil talk about this eventually: these modern immigrant taxi-service entrepreneurs, they’re just not that into you

  33. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "Till then Mohamed can claim he’s a J.R.R. Tolkien fan"

    "Two Towers," not Twin Towers.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Danindc

    Hey Argyle,

    When you come after the King you better not miss.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Danindc

    Hey Dan,

    I know! Isn't Steve the dreamiest? Such an authority on 70s fantasy nerd lit, teehee, giggle!

    Anyway another dog that's been quiet in the saga of Muslim Michael Newdow is the timing of the young scientist's newly announced transfer out of MacArthur, academic destination unknown. The Irving school district spox are hinting at a prior conflict on confidential record which may have no bearing on Euro refugee narratives, though I'd expect some family member's resident status turns out to be involved. Hate hoaxers and noose nailers not being investigated for plagiarism or misconduct still need a reason to risk drawing LE attention; it would be premature to characterize the Irving sheik as an Andy Kaufman/Jackass style prankster.

    Replies: @Danindc

  34. @Lugash
    @Earl of Monahan

    Mohamed Mohamed, the father of bomb boy, has a company called Paradise Prime, Inc. The address for the company is 2526 Castle St. So they live next door to each other, or they screwed up on the state paperwork.

    Edit: Make that 2626 Castle St.

    This wouldn't be the first time the White House got grifted, but I'd still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.

    Also, I thought I read that the father was a wealthy retired business man, or had multiple companies. I could only find the one above.

    Replies: @anon, @Earl of Monahan, @AndrewR

    Well done.

    I think the 2626 house # is a typo, since Dallas County has no record of that address, but does have a record of 2625 Castle.

    So, Mohamed Mohamed, Pretender to the Sudanese Presidency, has a business registered to the same address as this Twin Towers Transportation.

    The house is owned by Faroug Elhassan. Not clear if that’s a family member or just a landlord.

    • Replies: @Earl of Monahan
    @Earl of Monahan

    The AlSufi Center, Mohamed Mohamed's now-defunct charity, was also registered to 2625 Castle. So I think it's safe to conclude that the same family was associated with Twin Towers.

    ALSUFI CENTER INC.
    Texas Taxpayer Number 32003145326
    Mailing Address 1418 N STORY RD
    IRVING, TX 75061-4300
    Help Right to Transact Business in Texas FRANCHISE TAX ENDED
    State of Formation TX
    Effective SOS Registration Date 02/01/2001
    Texas SOS File Number 0161465701
    Registered Agent Name ALI MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address 2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=alsufi%20&Button=search&Search_ID=32003145326

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Lugash

  35. @Dirk Dagger
    Amneh Jafari, University of Texas at Arlington, Muslim Student Association (former? current?) president was the person who started the IStandWithAhmed hashtag campaign on Twitter.

    Earlier this year UTA had a serious anti-Muslim hate crime occur on campus. From the UTA Shorthorn:


    UTA Police increase patrols on campus after an unidentified man followed a student to Lot 49 and threatened her with a gun at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a police bulletin.

    The student, who is Muslim, said the man followed her for six miles before arriving to campus, according to a Facebook post by the student.

    The student reported the man followed her in a white Ford truck with a Texas flag on the antenna while on her way to campus, according to the bulletin.
     

    UTA Campus Police issued a Bulletin (Could it have been Haven Monahan?). President Jafari solemnly weighed in:

    “Today, many of my friends, they didn’t go to school because they were scared,” she said. “I don’t want people to be scared. I want to actually take the initiative and be able to do something about this.”

    She said they are planning an association general body meeting and inviting the police to talk to students about how they can stay safe on and off campus.

    Jafari said the women and men in the association are also looking out for one another.

    “The boys in the group, they’re like, ‘If you all are going out, just text one of us, and we’re going to walk you to your car,’ which is really sad, because we should be able to walk alone,” Jafari said.

     

    Two days later the Arlington Voice reported:

    In a post that turned viral on Facebook, an apparent Muslim student named Ambreen Sharif claimed she was driving to campus on Feb. 11 when a white pickup truck decorated with “large Texas flags” began following her.

    Sharif claimed the truck followed her for six miles until she parked, and then blocked her in by parking behind her.

    She then stated a man got out of the truck, approached her vehicle and screamed “watch the f**k out, we’re killing all of you.”

    She also said the man pointed a gun straight at her.

    “I have felt no closer to death before,” Sharif stated in her post. “I also closed my eyes and said Laa ilaha ill Allah, Mohammudur Rasool Ullah
     

    ... and wait for it ...

    But a statement released by UT Arlington Friday afternoon says the entire incident was false and that it never happened, nor was Sharif even on campus that day.

    “In follow-up interviews today, the student said the confrontation did not occur,” according to the statement.

    The post had been scrubbed from Facebook by Friday afternoon.

    University police worked with Arlington, Denton and University of North Texas police departments to investigate the alleged incident.

    It’s not clear why Sharif fabricated the incident. Several people who had shared the post on Facebook made references to the recent shooting death of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    "We take these issues very seriously. The safety and security of all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said. "UT Arlington police work to ensure a safe campus, one founded on mutual support and respect. We will take decisive and appropriate action to ensure the well-being of our entire University community.”
     

    Do newspaper reporters ever follow up on anything these days? I'm not talking shoe leather, how 'bout googling. Dots can be connected.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    Dots can be connected.

    So can feathers. But Indian networking aside…

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Reg Cæsar

    Ding, ding, ding! We have a thread winner!

  36. @Name Withheld
    Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.

    Replies: @Joe Sweet, @tbraton, @AndrewR, @International Jew

    “Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.”

    That episode was clearly orchestrated by the creeps at CNN and they’ve been milking it all day.

  37. @Prof. Woland
    @Jean Cocteausten

    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem. He is shitting in his pants like we are.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem.

    Chechnya should have been expelled from the federation, not kept in by force. Kind of like South Carolina 150 years ago.

    Some demographic holes are too deep to get out of. Pilate knew what he was doing.

    • Disagree: Reg Cæsar
    • Replies: @5371
    @Reg Cæsar

    Bearing in mind what happened when the USSR tried expelling republics, it was "thanks but no thanks" to that "helpful" advice.

  38. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Danindc
    @Steve Sailer

    Hey Argyle,

    When you come after the King you better not miss.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Hey Dan,

    I know! Isn’t Steve the dreamiest? Such an authority on 70s fantasy nerd lit, teehee, giggle!

    Anyway another dog that’s been quiet in the saga of Muslim Michael Newdow is the timing of the young scientist’s newly announced transfer out of MacArthur, academic destination unknown. The Irving school district spox are hinting at a prior conflict on confidential record which may have no bearing on Euro refugee narratives, though I’d expect some family member’s resident status turns out to be involved. Hate hoaxers and noose nailers not being investigated for plagiarism or misconduct still need a reason to risk drawing LE attention; it would be premature to characterize the Irving sheik as an Andy Kaufman/Jackass style prankster.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Anonymous

    Penny, you don't understand the concept of low risk high reward. The sheik hit the jackpot with his son getting internships, invites etc. He gets to hobnob with CNN and NYTimes. And he may get a million dollar law suit from the scam. The risk...not much of one bc if he's found out he can still claim victim status....actually this may be the rare no risk - high reward proposition.

    Keep reading Steve and you will see through the MSM BS immediately.

  39. @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    The Secretary of State info doesn't matter -- we're talking about the inspiration of the name (I have read that it's a cab company, which doesn't point either way). It is possible for this to be another particularly twisted example of tawriya but to substantiate that you'll first have to demonstrate the scarcity of any other regional or personal point of reference. Till then Mohamed can claim he's a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and you haven't laid a glove on him. It's thin stuff, so far.

    The big jail on the east side of downtown L.A. is still dubbed "the Twin Towers" AFAIK -- perhaps the taxi is pitching itself as a West Coast gangsta rap brand

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    I was waiting for some dummy to come up with ‘but Tolkien!!’.
    Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam.

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    "Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam." - It'd be the 3rd narrative collapse in as many years for them. They just can't find a good civil rights martyr.

    "What I find amusing is that John McCain is being held up as the model for how to respond to controversial remarks made by a questioner" - They were attacking McCain for it at the time.

    , @slumber_j
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    Awesome handle.

  40. We know Iran is only 4-5 years away from developing the snooze button. If we don’t act now they may add daylight savings adjustment capability in the near future

    • Replies: @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Anonymous

    "We know Iran is only 4-5 years away from developing the snooze button. If we don’t act now they may add daylight savings adjustment capability in the near future".
    Hopefully Iran will use 24 hour time and confuse half the developed world as well.

  41. Whosoever completes an advanced degree in timekeeping & can show me a real working clock — not something that just flashes “12:00” all day — we’ll staple a green card to your VCR or microwave oven or whatever

  42. @Earl of Monahan
    @Lugash

    Well done.

    I think the 2626 house # is a typo, since Dallas County has no record of that address, but does have a record of 2625 Castle.

    So, Mohamed Mohamed, Pretender to the Sudanese Presidency, has a business registered to the same address as this Twin Towers Transportation.

    The house is owned by Faroug Elhassan. Not clear if that's a family member or just a landlord.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan

    The AlSufi Center, Mohamed Mohamed’s now-defunct charity, was also registered to 2625 Castle. So I think it’s safe to conclude that the same family was associated with Twin Towers.

    ALSUFI CENTER INC.
    Texas Taxpayer Number 32003145326
    Mailing Address 1418 N STORY RD
    IRVING, TX 75061-4300
    Help Right to Transact Business in Texas FRANCHISE TAX ENDED
    State of Formation TX
    Effective SOS Registration Date 02/01/2001
    Texas SOS File Number 0161465701
    Registered Agent Name ALI MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address 2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=alsufi%20&Button=search&Search_ID=32003145326

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @Earl of Monahan

    Generally no one wants their real home address as the registered address of their business. Do you want a disgruntled customer coming by with a gun? Corporation service companies supply a box at their address for a few dollars a year. You will probably find a hundred TX companies with that same registered address.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan

    , @Lugash
    @Earl of Monahan

    The brother also has a taxi company called CarryEx and his email address is [email protected]

  43. @Reg Cæsar
    @Prof. Woland


    Putin has his own minority / demographic / Muslim problem.
     
    Chechnya should have been expelled from the federation, not kept in by force. Kind of like South Carolina 150 years ago.

    Some demographic holes are too deep to get out of. Pilate knew what he was doing.

    Replies: @5371

    Bearing in mind what happened when the USSR tried expelling republics, it was “thanks but no thanks” to that “helpful” advice.

  44. By the way, if you Google the word “Pallywood,” you will see that there is a long tradition of Arabs in and around Israel creating phony situations in order to cast themselves as victims of Israeli misdeeds. Western leftists lap this **** up because it satisfies their need to feel morally and intellectually superior to Israelis.

    This situation in Texas doesn’t seem all that different to me.

  45. @Name Withheld
    Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.

    Replies: @Joe Sweet, @tbraton, @AndrewR, @International Jew

    Trump is being crucified not for something HE said but for something a questioner said. If you listen to the exchange, there are two distinct parts. The questioner first stated his controversial remarks, then Trump asked something like “do you have a question,” and the questioner then framed a question, which Trump answered. What I find amusing is that John McCain is being held up as the model for how to respond to controversial remarks made by a questioner. John McCain is the sensitive fellow who sang, in emulation of the Beach Boys, “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”

    “A bit orchestrated”? I was watching NBC Nightly News tonight, and the first 5-10 minutes was a full assault on Trump. The MSM are not even trying to pretend to hide the fact that they find Trump totally unacceptable.

  46. @Anonymous
    We know Iran is only 4-5 years away from developing the snooze button. If we don't act now they may add daylight savings adjustment capability in the near future

    Replies: @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    “We know Iran is only 4-5 years away from developing the snooze button. If we don’t act now they may add daylight savings adjustment capability in the near future”.
    Hopefully Iran will use 24 hour time and confuse half the developed world as well.

  47. @Name Withheld
    Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.

    Replies: @Joe Sweet, @tbraton, @AndrewR, @International Jew

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.

    • Replies: @tbraton
    @AndrewR

    " I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric. "

    But Trump disavowed David Duke in response to a direct question posed to him in an interview by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. According to Politico:

    "Donald Trump says he isn’t interested in the endorsement of David Duke, the anti-Semitic former Ku Klux Klan leader who praised the GOP presidential hopeful earlier this week on his radio show.

    “I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement,” Trump said during an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. He added: “I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.”

    Asked whether he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump said “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-doesnt-want-david-duke-endorsement-121784#ixzz3mCAzP7pv

    Apparently, Duke had endorsed Trump on his radio show prior to the interview.

    A candidate show only be held responsible for something he says in response to questions. He can't be held responsible for everything the questioner says. Now, if he had gone on Duke's show to be interviewed, you might have grounds to legitimately criticize him for that.

  48. @Lugash
    @Earl of Monahan

    Mohamed Mohamed, the father of bomb boy, has a company called Paradise Prime, Inc. The address for the company is 2526 Castle St. So they live next door to each other, or they screwed up on the state paperwork.

    Edit: Make that 2626 Castle St.

    This wouldn't be the first time the White House got grifted, but I'd still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.

    Also, I thought I read that the father was a wealthy retired business man, or had multiple companies. I could only find the one above.

    Replies: @anon, @Earl of Monahan, @AndrewR

    “I’d still want the Secret Service to go over these clowns with a fine toothed comb before meeting the President.”

    Why?? Obama personally invited them. If they turn out to be terrorists then that’s on Obama. Or are you basing your comment on the absurd premise that the demise of Obama would be a bad thing for the country? Certainly terrorist attacks are bad for our civil liberties due to state overreaction but, if nothing else, this boy’s family killing Obama would help to end the nauseating Islamophilia that the left has been pushing. I cant imagine how the left would be able to maintain their narrative if their pets killed their leader. But maybe I underestimate them.

  49. @rod1963
    Forgot the link:

    http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

    Replies: @tbraton, @Dirk Dagger

    Thanks for the informative link. I know next to nothing about electronics, but my unsophisticated first reaction when I saw that device was “it looks like a bomb.” I can understand the reaction of the school authorities. It sure looks like a setup to me.

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

    Not sure why this would be confused for a briefcase bomb. As previous posts mention, per the image in the article above, it was the size of a pencil case or a netbook. The size of the plug in comparison to the case demonstrates that.

    The thought of this gentle, brown nerd having to spend time in a juvenile detention centre with the NAM criminal hordes of Texas makes me shudder.

    Twin Towers seems to be named after the Twin Towers in Dallas like a lot of businesses there.

    • Replies: @NeonBets
    @Ali Choudhury

    Here's the money quote from Ali's link: Turns out, it doesn’t look much like a bomb at all. Unless of course, you’ve never seen an actual bomb

    Hilarious.

    , @anon
    @Ali Choudhury

    "Not sure why this would be confused for a briefcase bomb."

    By whom? The police and his teachers? It wasn't. If they had ACTUALLY thought it was a bomb, they would have evacuated the school, called in the bomb squad, etc.

    Or did you mean why his ninth-grade classmates, some of whom might have seen it from across a room, and who might not be experts on what a real bomb is supposed to look like, might have thought it looked like a bomb? That's easy. Because it was supposed to.

    None of the authorities actually thought he had a bomb. That's just something stupid you read in the media. What they thought he had, and what he was arrested for having, was a "hoax device". Which is, of course, what this was.

  51. Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.

    Trump acted correctly. It’s not his job to correct anyone about Hussein’s religion. If someone asks Trump if Hussein is a Muslim, the correct response is, “how should I know? It’s not my place to answer for Obama. Go ask him about his religion if you’re interested. Now please stop wasting America’s time. The media need to clean up their act, this country deserves better.”

    The media: America Deserves Better.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Svigor

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Broski
    @Svigor

    Svigor is right. Trump's very genius is that he refuses to bow to the social etiquette of the Acela corridor elites, and humans observers immediately perceive in the deepest crags of their social reptile brains that this guy plays by his own rules--he sees that the emperor is naked like the rest of us. AndrewR's prescription would make Trump another GOPussy like the rest of them.

    , @AndrewR
    @Svigor

    More disturbing was the question about getting rid of Muslims and Trump's refusal to call the plant/idiot out. Trump's terrible response doesnt change my support for him but it certainly was not his proudest moment.

    And to repeat: if Trump can go out of his way to disassociate himself with Duke he can say "I don't think Obama is a Muslim and it wouldn't matter if he was. And we are not going to 'get rid' of law-abiding Muslims who immigrated here legally"

    If he's too PC to accept Duke's endorsement then he shouldn't indulge anti-Muslim nutjobs either.

  52. @Svigor

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.
     
    Trump acted correctly. It's not his job to correct anyone about Hussein's religion. If someone asks Trump if Hussein is a Muslim, the correct response is, "how should I know? It's not my place to answer for Obama. Go ask him about his religion if you're interested. Now please stop wasting America's time. The media need to clean up their act, this country deserves better."

    The media: America Deserves Better.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Broski, @AndrewR

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright
     
    Isn't that the capo who ordered hits on three gay parishioners in 2008?

    Sounds more Old Testament than Christian, if you ask me.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer


    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
     
    Hee hee.

    And his chickens are coming home to roost!
  53. Jamelle “SlateStats” Bouie is on Twitter using the same knowing knower tone he used when ridiculing the critics of the Rolling Stone rape fabrication. Which means we’re about 2 weeks out from this being revealed conclusively as a hoax.

  54. This kid is getting coached:

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/09/18/cuban-ahmed-mohameds-sister-was-giving-him-the-answer-when-i-talked-to-him/

    Is it just me or does the cair woman (the one with the awful smile) behind them keep mumbling answers under her breath to him? His fat sister to his left also does it.

    Nice salaam alaikum to start it off by the way.

  55. @Ali Choudhury
    http://makezine.com/2015/09/16/this-is-ahmed-mohameds-clock/

    Not sure why this would be confused for a briefcase bomb. As previous posts mention, per the image in the article above, it was the size of a pencil case or a netbook. The size of the plug in comparison to the case demonstrates that.

    The thought of this gentle, brown nerd having to spend time in a juvenile detention centre with the NAM criminal hordes of Texas makes me shudder.

    Twin Towers seems to be named after the Twin Towers in Dallas like a lot of businesses there.

    Replies: @NeonBets, @anon

    Here’s the money quote from Ali’s link: Turns out, it doesn’t look much like a bomb at all. Unless of course, you’ve never seen an actual bomb

    Hilarious.

  56. @Earl of Monahan
    @Earl of Monahan

    The AlSufi Center, Mohamed Mohamed's now-defunct charity, was also registered to 2625 Castle. So I think it's safe to conclude that the same family was associated with Twin Towers.

    ALSUFI CENTER INC.
    Texas Taxpayer Number 32003145326
    Mailing Address 1418 N STORY RD
    IRVING, TX 75061-4300
    Help Right to Transact Business in Texas FRANCHISE TAX ENDED
    State of Formation TX
    Effective SOS Registration Date 02/01/2001
    Texas SOS File Number 0161465701
    Registered Agent Name ALI MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address 2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=alsufi%20&Button=search&Search_ID=32003145326

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Lugash

    Generally no one wants their real home address as the registered address of their business. Do you want a disgruntled customer coming by with a gun? Corporation service companies supply a box at their address for a few dollars a year. You will probably find a hundred TX companies with that same registered address.

    • Replies: @Earl of Monahan
    @scrivener3

    Nope, as shown in the link provided by Kuff 2625 Castle is described by CAIR as the " Home of Ahmed Mohamed."

    Yes, businesses use mail drops all the time. BUt if you had taken 5 seconds to plug the address into Google you would have found a residence. A couple more seconds with the website of Dallas County Appraisal and you would have seen that it is a house owned by "Faroug Elhassan," which I mentioned in my original comment.

    Please do some research before raising pointless objections.

    Although, for the record, I do agree with other commenters that it seems the name of the company was a reference to the Twin Towers of Dallas, not Manhattan.

  57. @Reg Cæsar
    @Dirk Dagger


    Dots can be connected.
     
    So can feathers. But Indian networking aside…

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Ding, ding, ding! We have a thread winner!

  58. @Anonymous
    @Danindc

    Hey Dan,

    I know! Isn't Steve the dreamiest? Such an authority on 70s fantasy nerd lit, teehee, giggle!

    Anyway another dog that's been quiet in the saga of Muslim Michael Newdow is the timing of the young scientist's newly announced transfer out of MacArthur, academic destination unknown. The Irving school district spox are hinting at a prior conflict on confidential record which may have no bearing on Euro refugee narratives, though I'd expect some family member's resident status turns out to be involved. Hate hoaxers and noose nailers not being investigated for plagiarism or misconduct still need a reason to risk drawing LE attention; it would be premature to characterize the Irving sheik as an Andy Kaufman/Jackass style prankster.

    Replies: @Danindc

    Penny, you don’t understand the concept of low risk high reward. The sheik hit the jackpot with his son getting internships, invites etc. He gets to hobnob with CNN and NYTimes. And he may get a million dollar law suit from the scam. The risk…not much of one bc if he’s found out he can still claim victim status….actually this may be the rare no risk – high reward proposition.

    Keep reading Steve and you will see through the MSM BS immediately.

  59. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Anonymous

    I was waiting for some dummy to come up with 'but Tolkien!!'.
    Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam.

    Replies: @AnAnon, @slumber_j

    “Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam.” – It’d be the 3rd narrative collapse in as many years for them. They just can’t find a good civil rights martyr.

    “What I find amusing is that John McCain is being held up as the model for how to respond to controversial remarks made by a questioner” – They were attacking McCain for it at the time.

  60. @AndrewR
    @Name Withheld

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he "doesn't need" David Duke's endorsement but that he "doesn't want" it. It's not like he hasn't set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.

    Replies: @tbraton

    ” I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric. ”

    But Trump disavowed David Duke in response to a direct question posed to him in an interview by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. According to Politico:

    “Donald Trump says he isn’t interested in the endorsement of David Duke, the anti-Semitic former Ku Klux Klan leader who praised the GOP presidential hopeful earlier this week on his radio show.

    “I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement,” Trump said during an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. He added: “I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.”

    Asked whether he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump said “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-doesnt-want-david-duke-endorsement-121784#ixzz3mCAzP7pv

    Apparently, Duke had endorsed Trump on his radio show prior to the interview.

    A candidate show only be held responsible for something he says in response to questions. He can’t be held responsible for everything the questioner says. Now, if he had gone on Duke’s show to be interviewed, you might have grounds to legitimately criticize him for that.

  61. According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    Yes, questions into Hussein’s “Christianity” would seem to be much more germane. IIRC, Wright’s teaching a form of Christianity that owes its existence to Black Liberation Theology (or maybe BLT is what Wright teaches, and I’m forgetting the name for its root ideology). Again IIRC, one of the tenets is that if God doesn’t support black chauvinism, He’s not God, and should be replaced with a God more amenable. As an ethnopatriot, I sympathize; another of those points of agreement that must be ignored.

  62. The public’s attitude towards mass immigration seems to be changing about as rapidly as it did towards gay marriage. Go Trump!

  63. @Earl of Monahan
    According to TX Comptroller's website:
    TWIN TOWERS TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION
    Texas Taxpayer Number32055028065
    Mailing Address2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038-5807
    Right to Transact Business in TexasACTIVE
    State of FormationTX
    Effective SOS Registration Date08/29/2014
    Texas SOS File Number0802054544
    Registered Agent NameEAZ MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address2625 CASTLE STREET
    IRVINE, TX 75038

    According to Dallas County Appraisal District, the house at 2625
    Castle owned by,


    Owner (Current 2016)ELHASSAN FAROUG
    2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TEXAS 750385807

    I would look into this address and see if it is connected to the clock
    family. I have access to Lexis through work, but am reluctant to use
    it, since searches on people in the news sometimes get flagged.

    Replies: @Lugash, @Anonymous

  64. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Ali Choudhury
    http://makezine.com/2015/09/16/this-is-ahmed-mohameds-clock/

    Not sure why this would be confused for a briefcase bomb. As previous posts mention, per the image in the article above, it was the size of a pencil case or a netbook. The size of the plug in comparison to the case demonstrates that.

    The thought of this gentle, brown nerd having to spend time in a juvenile detention centre with the NAM criminal hordes of Texas makes me shudder.

    Twin Towers seems to be named after the Twin Towers in Dallas like a lot of businesses there.

    Replies: @NeonBets, @anon

    “Not sure why this would be confused for a briefcase bomb.”

    By whom? The police and his teachers? It wasn’t. If they had ACTUALLY thought it was a bomb, they would have evacuated the school, called in the bomb squad, etc.

    Or did you mean why his ninth-grade classmates, some of whom might have seen it from across a room, and who might not be experts on what a real bomb is supposed to look like, might have thought it looked like a bomb? That’s easy. Because it was supposed to.

    None of the authorities actually thought he had a bomb. That’s just something stupid you read in the media. What they thought he had, and what he was arrested for having, was a “hoax device”. Which is, of course, what this was.

  65. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Anonymous

    I was waiting for some dummy to come up with 'but Tolkien!!'.
    Not sure why you stooges are defending this scam.

    Replies: @AnAnon, @slumber_j

    Awesome handle.

  66. @Svigor

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.
     
    Trump acted correctly. It's not his job to correct anyone about Hussein's religion. If someone asks Trump if Hussein is a Muslim, the correct response is, "how should I know? It's not my place to answer for Obama. Go ask him about his religion if you're interested. Now please stop wasting America's time. The media need to clean up their act, this country deserves better."

    The media: America Deserves Better.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Broski, @AndrewR

    Svigor is right. Trump’s very genius is that he refuses to bow to the social etiquette of the Acela corridor elites, and humans observers immediately perceive in the deepest crags of their social reptile brains that this guy plays by his own rules–he sees that the emperor is naked like the rest of us. AndrewR’s prescription would make Trump another GOPussy like the rest of them.

  67. @Svigor

    Trump did screw up bigtime though. He could have corrected the guy without defending Obama but he chose not to. I mean Trump is the guy who not only said he “doesn’t need” David Duke’s endorsement but that he “doesn’t want” it. It’s not like he hasn’t set a precedent of disavowing fringe rhetoric.

    All politicians are going to face plants meant to make them look bad. Skilled politicians handle these situations better than Trump did.
     
    Trump acted correctly. It's not his job to correct anyone about Hussein's religion. If someone asks Trump if Hussein is a Muslim, the correct response is, "how should I know? It's not my place to answer for Obama. Go ask him about his religion if you're interested. Now please stop wasting America's time. The media need to clean up their act, this country deserves better."

    The media: America Deserves Better.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Broski, @AndrewR

    More disturbing was the question about getting rid of Muslims and Trump’s refusal to call the plant/idiot out. Trump’s terrible response doesnt change my support for him but it certainly was not his proudest moment.

    And to repeat: if Trump can go out of his way to disassociate himself with Duke he can say “I don’t think Obama is a Muslim and it wouldn’t matter if he was. And we are not going to ‘get rid’ of law-abiding Muslims who immigrated here legally”

    If he’s too PC to accept Duke’s endorsement then he shouldn’t indulge anti-Muslim nutjobs either.

  68. @Name Withheld
    Another thing that is strange today; the media attack on Trump for not putting down that guy who claimed Obama is a Muslim. It really seems a bit orchestrated to me.

    Replies: @Joe Sweet, @tbraton, @AndrewR, @International Jew

    Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Accusing Obama of not being American: bad.
    Being Mexican, Somali, Liberian, Chinese, Guatemalan: good (diversity!)

    Confusing.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @International Jew

    "Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Accusing Obama of not being American: bad.
    Being Mexican, Somali, Liberian, Chinese, Guatemalan: good (diversity!)

    Confusing."

    You can make a case that Left Wingers who see it as an insult to say Hussein Obama is a Muslim are a bunch of Islamophobes. Why do Left Wingers see it as a compliment to refer to Hussein Obama as a Christian? Do Left Wingers believe Christianity is a super religion to Islam?

    If Hussein Obama is a Christian shouldn't that automatically make him evil in the eyes of the Left Wing? After all during the Crusades those evil Christians murdered a bunch of vibrantly DIEverse Muslims.

  69. @rod1963
    The guy at reverse engineering blog exposed it all. The clock is a 80's model that he took apart and put in a box designed to scare the school staff.

    The science teacher knew right from the start the little saracen didn't built that and that's why he told to keep it hid. He didn't because he knew the school would freak and they did.

    He was in on it all the way.

    Obama knows it, but loves to rub white peoples faces in s**t.

    The MSM loves to rub white people faces in s**t as well.

    Hence all the love they are showing. Kick whitey.

    As for Zuckypuke, he's a software dolt, he wouldn't know a ULN2308 from a LM7805.



    We need to get rid of Muslims.

    Replies: @International Jew

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    @International Jew

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

  70. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    So, hey. I bothered to actually read the link that you put up for the company. Then I decided to click on the link to the registered agent. (http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2fj933/teshome-debela)

    The address listed is 8585 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75247.
    The building located at 8585 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75247 is… the Twin Towers.

    Here it is on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/8585+N+Stemmons+Fwy,+Dallas,+TX+75247/@32.8295974,-96.874688,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864e9c59231ebab7:0xabe62292fa838804

    The reason it is called Twin Towers Transportation is because it’s located at the Twin Towers in Dallas, and, presumably, because it’s a transportation company.

    Hope that clears things up for your readers.

  71. Need a Boeing 767 delivered to the 80th floor in a hurry? Twin Towers Transportation is your solution! In the Tri-State area? Remember to ask for our September two-fer special!

  72. @International Jew
    @rod1963

    You must be referring to this...
    http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger

  73. http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2fj933/teshome-debela

    The Director for the Twin Towers Transportation Company has a registered address of 8585 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75247 which is a pair of office buildings called the Twin Towers.

    This may not be a 9/11 reference.

  74. @Earl of Monahan
    @Earl of Monahan

    The AlSufi Center, Mohamed Mohamed's now-defunct charity, was also registered to 2625 Castle. So I think it's safe to conclude that the same family was associated with Twin Towers.

    ALSUFI CENTER INC.
    Texas Taxpayer Number 32003145326
    Mailing Address 1418 N STORY RD
    IRVING, TX 75061-4300
    Help Right to Transact Business in Texas FRANCHISE TAX ENDED
    State of Formation TX
    Effective SOS Registration Date 02/01/2001
    Texas SOS File Number 0161465701
    Registered Agent Name ALI MOHAMED
    Registered Office Street Address 2625 CASTLE ST
    IRVING, TX 75038

    https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=alsufi%20&Button=search&Search_ID=32003145326

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Lugash

    The brother also has a taxi company called CarryEx and his email address is [email protected]

  75. @International Jew
    @Name Withheld

    Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Accusing Obama of not being American: bad.
    Being Mexican, Somali, Liberian, Chinese, Guatemalan: good (diversity!)

    Confusing.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Accusing Obama of not being American: bad.
    Being Mexican, Somali, Liberian, Chinese, Guatemalan: good (diversity!)

    Confusing.”

    You can make a case that Left Wingers who see it as an insult to say Hussein Obama is a Muslim are a bunch of Islamophobes. Why do Left Wingers see it as a compliment to refer to Hussein Obama as a Christian? Do Left Wingers believe Christianity is a super religion to Islam?

    If Hussein Obama is a Christian shouldn’t that automatically make him evil in the eyes of the Left Wing? After all during the Crusades those evil Christians murdered a bunch of vibrantly DIEverse Muslims.

  76. If Sudanese Ahmed and his father started bashing Israel and Jews in general as being racist oppressors of Muslims in front of Mark Zuckerberg, I wonder how Mark would react? Would he still offer Ahmed a job at Facebook once he turns 18?

  77. Enter the address of this company in google:

    http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2fj933/teshome-debela

    Guess what? The business is named after the building its in!
    Someone didn’t do their homework before writing this potentially inflammatory article.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous

    Consider me suitably chastened. I can't stand the thought that I participated in saying something inflammatory about the family of a kid who brought a hoax bomb to school and is currently milking it for everything it's worth.

    Which, in the age of status signaling, is a lot.

  78. Just a quick comparison to a story from earlier this year.

    Scenario A: Kid goes out of his way to procure a really old alarm clock that has a comically oversized digital display, then he decides it’s just too damn convenient to have a clock that tells you the time all the time, so he puts it inside a pencil case so that you’re forced to open it up whenever you want to check the time, then plugs it in during English class and sets the alarm. Agreed narrative: totally obviously an innocent electronics project and definitely not a hoax bomb.

    Scenario B: Employees of local chapter of the NAACP find a spot of black mold near an exhaust vent on the wall of the barbershop next door. Agreed narrative: totally obviously a blast mark from a real bomb.

    The NAACP story just sort of faded away with nobody in the media having to take responsibility for their reckless naivete. But once a story grows to the point that an invitation to the White House is involved, it’s gotta be a lot harder to cover up the narrative collapse.

  79. @Anonymous
    Enter the address of this company in google:

    http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2fj933/teshome-debela

    Guess what? The business is named after the building its in!
    Someone didn't do their homework before writing this potentially inflammatory article.

    Replies: @anon

    Consider me suitably chastened. I can’t stand the thought that I participated in saying something inflammatory about the family of a kid who brought a hoax bomb to school and is currently milking it for everything it’s worth.

    Which, in the age of status signaling, is a lot.

  80. @scrivener3
    @Earl of Monahan

    Generally no one wants their real home address as the registered address of their business. Do you want a disgruntled customer coming by with a gun? Corporation service companies supply a box at their address for a few dollars a year. You will probably find a hundred TX companies with that same registered address.

    Replies: @Earl of Monahan

    Nope, as shown in the link provided by Kuff 2625 Castle is described by CAIR as the ” Home of Ahmed Mohamed.”

    Yes, businesses use mail drops all the time. BUt if you had taken 5 seconds to plug the address into Google you would have found a residence. A couple more seconds with the website of Dallas County Appraisal and you would have seen that it is a house owned by “Faroug Elhassan,” which I mentioned in my original comment.

    Please do some research before raising pointless objections.

    Although, for the record, I do agree with other commenters that it seems the name of the company was a reference to the Twin Towers of Dallas, not Manhattan.

  81. @Steve Sailer
    @Svigor

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright

    Isn’t that the capo who ordered hits on three gay parishioners in 2008?

    Sounds more Old Testament than Christian, if you ask me.

  82. @Steve Sailer
    @Svigor

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

    According to the President, he spent two decades learning about Christianity from his spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    Hee hee.

    And his chickens are coming home to roost!

  83. “People at the school thought it might be a bomb perhaps because it looks exactly like a fucking bomb… The teacher is supposed to see something that looks like a bomb and say, ‘Oh wait, this must just be my white privilege talking.’”

    I was going to say “feature, not bug,” but you might say it’s the whole point of the software.

    More disturbing was the question about getting rid of Muslims and Trump’s refusal to call the plant/idiot out. Trump’s terrible response doesnt change my support for him but it certainly was not his proudest moment.

    Yes, I heard the sound bite some time after I made that comment and that really stuck out to me. But the media has played right along, joining Trump in error. Trump should get out ahead of it and turn the tables by pointing out that days later, the media still hasn’t attacked him for it. Win-win.

    And to repeat: if Trump can go out of his way to disassociate himself with Duke he can say “I don’t think Obama is a Muslim and it wouldn’t matter if he was. And we are not going to ‘get rid’ of law-abiding Muslims who immigrated here legally”

    They’re quite different things. It’s one thing to disassociate oneself with someone (by not, say, speaking for him about his religious beliefs), and quite another to carry his water or make statements for him.

    Accusing Obama of being Muslim: bad
    Being Muslim: good

    Yeah, this much-ado really slaps you in the face with this.

    Someone didn’t do their homework before writing this potentially inflammatory article.

    Heavens to Betsy! *clutches pearls*

  84. Steve Sailer, I think this post should be flagged as probably wrong. The Twin Towers name refers to the Twin Towers in Dallas where the company is located, not the Twin Towers of Manhattan and 9/11.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    @Massimo Heitor

    Unless they understand the concept of plausible deniability ...

    But then, anyone who thinks that taking a Radio Shack clock radio from the '80s apart passes for making a hobbyist clock radio is probably not smart enough to understand plausible deniability.

  85. @rod1963
    Forgot the link:

    http://blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2015/09/17/reverse-engineering-ahmed-mohameds-clock-and-ourselves/

    Replies: @tbraton, @Dirk Dagger

    Seems apparent that Ahmed was willing to keep showing people his device until someone got alarmed.

  86. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Massimo Heitor
    Steve Sailer, I think this post should be flagged as probably wrong. The Twin Towers name refers to the Twin Towers in Dallas where the company is located, not the Twin Towers of Manhattan and 9/11.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one

    Unless they understand the concept of plausible deniability …

    But then, anyone who thinks that taking a Radio Shack clock radio from the ’80s apart passes for making a hobbyist clock radio is probably not smart enough to understand plausible deniability.

  87. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/18/obama-says-he-supports-ahmed-mohamed-but-his-policies-dont/

    A fairly large percentage of the Washington Post’s readers aren’t buying the narrative on this one, either.

  88. I don’t care that there are two buildings in Dallas, it’s still bad form, especially for a Muslim. Akin to calling your company “Katrina Building Demolition”.

  89. “Akin to calling your company “Katrina Building Demolition”.”

    Or a moving company in Miami with the name “Andrew Moving and Storage” and the motto “our service will blow you away.”

  90. BTW, from the pictures and videos, it is clear that this Sudanese family is from the North. Remember that little genocide the north (full of Arabized Muslims) conducted against the Southern Darfur region (full of sub-saharan black non-muslim Africans) a decade or so ago? The janjhaweed militias and their penchant for burning entire villages with inhabitants in Darfur? Like the elite Chechen immigrants that gave us the Tsarnaev brothers, this appears to be another elite family from North Sudan whose links to the genocidal regime there is unknown, but will possibly emerge in the fullness of time. The irony that they are the ‘victims’ here!

    • Replies: @CBinTH
    @dbowman

    Months before this incident took place, the guy had implicitly denounced what had gone on in Darfur: "When I went for the elections in 2010 they were rigid. When I was there my country was worse than I had left it. I saw people starve, and babies, die, and women cry in Darfur. No peace. No justice. So I am back to save my Sudan, so help me God. I’m hope for my country to become great, and to reestablish good connections with America. My country is going through economic hardship because of the embargo, and I would like to lift it.

    Source: http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/02/23/irving-resident-makes-his-second-bid-for-election-as-president-of-sudan/

    And he's called for equal rights for all religions in the Sudan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0vegPu2iaI

    And he's not part of the Sudanese elite - his own dad was an entirely uneducated subsistence farmer.

  91. http://uk.businessinsider.com/olivia-hallisey-won-the-google-science-fair-with-a-fast-test-for-ebola-2015-9

    It is easy to see why the US needs more youngsters like Ahmed, invited to the Google science fair, which must have been a real ‘shocker’ for billionaire Facebook tzar Mark Zuckerberg who’d praised Ahmed Mohamed for building something cool: “The future”. The Google event needed some extra zing, because the best the 16 year old science fair winner could do was invent improvements to a test for Ebola.

  92. @demon sheep
    In the 90s "twin towers" was not automatically associated with the WTC. In the Century City neighborhood of west L.A. you had the two skyscraper office buildings, downtown there were two "ARCO Towers" (not sure what they're called now).

    In connection with Dallas it seems a dual skyscraper was planned but scrapped:

    http://www.dallasing.com/dallas-twin-towers-bank-of-america-plaza-cityplace-centre/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon, @Bob Jones, @CBinTH

    I recall them being named the Alcoa Towers. Now they’re the Century Towers.

  93. @demon sheep
    In the 90s "twin towers" was not automatically associated with the WTC. In the Century City neighborhood of west L.A. you had the two skyscraper office buildings, downtown there were two "ARCO Towers" (not sure what they're called now).

    In connection with Dallas it seems a dual skyscraper was planned but scrapped:

    http://www.dallasing.com/dallas-twin-towers-bank-of-america-plaza-cityplace-centre/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon, @Bob Jones, @CBinTH

    For the future reference of anyone reading this thread, your instincts were correct: – it transpires that “Twin Towers Transportation” operates from an office building in Irving named the “Twin Towers”. Hence “Twin Towers Cafe” etc.

    This entire article is based on an unwarranted assumption, and the final result is for it to be a part of a slur against the kid and his entirely blameless family.

  94. @Anonymous
    […] suspended for making bomb threats at school. His brother started a company last year called Twin Towers Corporation. He has made very public campaigns about running for president of Sudan even though it’s a […]

    Replies: @CBinTH

    Hey Gavin,
    Are you aware that the kid’s uncle’s company is actually operating out of rented space in the “Twin Towers” office building, opposite the “Twin Towers Cafe”? HENCE the name of the firm.

    What steps are you going to take, now that you know this, to correct the false impression given to your viewers? Both those who’ve already seen your video and those who will see it in the future?

  95. @dbowman
    BTW, from the pictures and videos, it is clear that this Sudanese family is from the North. Remember that little genocide the north (full of Arabized Muslims) conducted against the Southern Darfur region (full of sub-saharan black non-muslim Africans) a decade or so ago? The janjhaweed militias and their penchant for burning entire villages with inhabitants in Darfur? Like the elite Chechen immigrants that gave us the Tsarnaev brothers, this appears to be another elite family from North Sudan whose links to the genocidal regime there is unknown, but will possibly emerge in the fullness of time. The irony that they are the 'victims' here!

    Replies: @CBinTH

    Months before this incident took place, the guy had implicitly denounced what had gone on in Darfur: “When I went for the elections in 2010 they were rigid. When I was there my country was worse than I had left it. I saw people starve, and babies, die, and women cry in Darfur. No peace. No justice. So I am back to save my Sudan, so help me God. I’m hope for my country to become great, and to reestablish good connections with America. My country is going through economic hardship because of the embargo, and I would like to lift it.

    Source: http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/02/23/irving-resident-makes-his-second-bid-for-election-as-president-of-sudan/

    And he’s called for equal rights for all religions in the Sudan:

    And he’s not part of the Sudanese elite – his own dad was an entirely uneducated subsistence farmer.

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