The Muslim “Clock Boy” Is a Set up

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. read more

The Case of the Irving Islamaphobes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So there was an incident at an Irving Texas high school the other day. Apparently it ended up being much ado about nothing. It seems a 14-year-old boy built a clock from scratch and brought it to school to impress his teachers.

Evidently, Ahmed Mohamed, who is a bit of electronics whiz, built the digital clock from parts he bought and had lying around. He then brought the clock into school and showed one of his teachers who thought it was pretty cool. The next teacher he showed, however impressed, was also a bit alarmed.

See, the “clock” didn’t look like any clock you, I, or the teacher had ever seen. In fact, the “clock” looked more like a bomb than a clock. That’s when things got a little dicey.

Evidently, the teacher confiscated the “clock” and someone called the police, who showed up, handcuffed the kid, and took him to a room inside the school to be interrogated.

The police told him that he was being detained and questioned over what they described as a “hoax bomb.” Shortly thereafter the cries of racism and Islamophobia began.

One of his older sisters began a Twitter campaign entitled “#IStandWithAhmed.” It has picked up over 500,000 mentions and re-tweets. If I were to guess, I’d say virtually none of these twitter followers have any clue about what happened, and are just typical liberal lemmings looking for the latest cause. read more