by: the Common Constitutionalist
Several days ago I wrote about a 14-year-old Muslim boy in Irving Texas, who, by all accounts at the time, was just an innocent Texas high schooler. I wrote that he built a clock from scratch out of parts he bought. Unfortunately, due to the appearance of the “homemade clock” (it looked like a tiny suitcase bomb), the police were called to the school and he was arrested for making what the cops called a “hoax bomb.”
Well, fast-forward several days, and now it seems Ahmed the clockmaker isn’t as he appeared. First thing to be discovered was that the homemade clock was not homemade, but merely a stripped-down, disassembled 30+ year old RadioShack digital clock. So, he lied about that.
Now we discover that another innocent member of Ahmed Mohammed’s family was suspended for a “bomb related accusation.” She was accused of wanting to blow up her school. The 17-year-old sister said she was suspended for “something I had nothing to do with.”
In my article, I described a televised interview I saw on MSNBC with Ahmed and a representative from CAIR. The fact that CAIR was on hand set off alarm bells in my head, but I watched anyway.
I noticed every time the boy spoke, he would constantly glance off screen, as if he was being coached. Now I hear that Mark Cuban spoke to the boy on the phone recently, and experienced the same thing.
He said he “was puzzled as to why his sister kept trying to feed him answers. We talked about science, but while I was talking to him on the phone, I asked him a question, ‘Tell me what happened because I’m curious.’ Right? His sister, over his shoulder, you could hear, listening to the question, giving him the answer.” So the accused bomb threatener is coaching up her little brother. Why?
Next we discover that Ahmed’s family won’t allow the police or school records to be unsealed, so that we can see what he was asked, or what was said. Being a minor, it is the family’s prerogative to do so, but it seems a bit odd.
Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne said the family is ignoring their requests to release the records. She added that, “Nobody is going to walk in and say, ‘Oh you’re a 14-year-old child, you’re totally cooperating, we have all the answers we need, let’s arrest you.’”
I agree. This all sounds very suspicious.
Glenn Beck, who lives in the Irving area says he knows for a fact, “there’s a problem with the Muslim community here in Irving, Texas,” that there “is a concerted effort to move to Sharia law or at least Sharia compliant here in Irving, Texas.”
And now we find out that Ahmed’s account of interactions with his teachers was not accurate, as I originally reported. He said he showed it to the first teacher and the teacher thought it was cool. What actually occurred was that “the teacher saw it and he said, ‘what, are you doing, bringing this to school? This is wholly inappropriate. Go put that in your locker and never bring it out again.’ He didn’t. He brings it to another class, and it starts to count down. The teacher is freaking out saying, ‘what is that?’”
Did you catch that? Yes – a clock that “counts down.” Gee – clocks don’t countdown. What does count down? Oh right – a BOMB! Ahmed neglected to provide that little innocuous detail.
We also find that Ahmed’s father is a Muslim activist who is in tight with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood – has been for years. This family is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill Muslim-American family, and this, in the opinion of many, me included, was a calculated set up. To what end, I’m not sure yet, but I believe I know.