We all remember the news of the poor muslim child who had innocently “invented” a clock, and feeling proud of his “creation” brought it into school housed in a briefcase, so he could show his teachers all of his impressive science skills, before he was arrested, taken down the nick and questioned by police, who were accusing him of bringing a bomb to school.
After it was revealed that the clock was completely innocent, Ahmed was put on a pedestal as the poster-boy for “islamaphobia”, and his plight vaulted him to international celebrity status. He accepted an invitation from President Obama to visit the White House and saw an outpouring of support from politicians and technology leaders, including Twitter shout-outs from Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Hillary Clinton, and MIT.
Despite the numerous apologies to Ahmed for this misunderstanding, he is now suing the Texas state for $15 milllion, his lawyer states;
“The numbers are huge… but the damages are incalculable.”
The only problem with this is that when we actually start uncovering what happened on that day and the lies that Ahmed himself has told to back up the narrative of “poor innocent victimised muslim boy”, the truth actually paints a very different version of events leading to Ahmed arrest.
The biggest elephant in the room lie is that Ahmed The Clock Boy Fraud didn’t actually invent or build anything as he has claimed, in-fact the clock that he brought into school was simply the inside of a vintage clock that he has put into a different “housing” and then claimed it as his own. This amounts to fraud firstly, and a short search of Ebay brings up the exact clock used (pictured).
Secondly, has anyone actually seen what a bomb looks like? Well, below I have a side by side picture of Ahmeds clock and an actual briefcase bomb. Is it really unfair for a teacher to notice a similarity? It is impossible to deny the resemblance..
Then we have the bizarre behaviour of Ahmed The Clock Boy Fraud himself. Ahmed explained to local news, “It was the first time I brought an invention to school to show a teacher.” He didn’t just show the device to his engineering teacher though. In fact, the engineering teacher told him not to carry the device around after Mohammed showed him, according to The New York Times:
He said he took it to school on Monday to show an engineering teacher, who said it was nice but then told him he should not show the invention to other teachers. Later, Ahmed’s clock beeped during an English class, and after he revealed the device to the teacher, school officials notified the police, and Ahmed was interrogated by officers. “She thought it was a threat to her,” Ahmed told reporters Wednesday. “So it was really sad that she took a wrong impression of it.”
Why was the device in English class in the first place, especially after the engineering teacher told him not to show it around? I presume because Ahmed thought he knew better, despite openly admitting prior to bring it into school, that he agreed it looked suspicious in the video at the top of this post, where he states;
“I closed [the ‘clock’] with a cable, I didn’t want to lock it to make it seem like a threat … so it won’t look that much suspicious.”
When confronted by police and his English teacher, why didn’t Mohammed just tell them to talk to the engineering teacher? When police asked Ahmed what the device was and why he brought it to school, according to WFAA:
Officers said Ahmed was being “passive aggressive” in his answers to their questions, and didn’t have a “reasonable answer” as to what he was doing with the case. Investigators said the student told them that it was just a clock that he was messing around with. “We attempted to question the juvenile about what it was and he would simply only say it was a clock. He didn’t offer any explanation as to what it was for, why he created this device, why he brought it to school,” said James McLellan, Irving Police.
This is not a specific incident targeting a muslim boy, there have been numerous arrest of students post 9/11 of all faiths, schools have a duty of care to protect the students and this clock was not part of a school assignment, was brought to school out of the blue, and therefore should be subject to scrutiny. This is simply just teachers and the police doing their jobs in investigating it, cautiously. Yet that won’t be what you hear. You’ll just hear that America hates Muslims, even as Americans self-righteously tweet out #IStandWithAhmed without hearing the facts.
I think Ahmed and his family are really showing their true colours now with this latest lawsuit, clearly not happy with the $100,000 they received from a Go-Fund me page that was set-up and are milking it for everything they can get. If he wins the case, this could have severe consequences on teachers / police in the future who may be fearful to report genuine bomb cases, in case they are branded an “islamaphobe”..[socialpoll id=”2311624″]