Remember clock boy?
In case you need me to jog your memory, last year Ahmed Mohamed was arrested when he took a homemade “clock” to school that a teacher mistook for a bomb. Naturally because he’s Muslim, we have to pretend that this only happened for that reason. Obama tweeted out “cool clock Ahmed” and invited him to the White House – before a picture of the clock was even publicly available.
It was clear that this story only gained traction because people wanted to abuse it as an example of “Islamophobia.” Even liberals like Bill Maher thought it was ridiculous – noting that the “clock” looks “exactly like a bomb.”
Here’s a photo of that “clock” (on the left) compared to a bomb:
The entire story had all the characteristics of a hoax. Mark Cuban of “Shark Tank” spoke with Ahmed on the phone, and said he could hear his sister in the background feeding him answers. Ahmed’s father has also had political aspirations to be President to Sudan, and had said the incident would help “spread Islam in America.”
After the incident, in addition to praise from Obama, he also received recognition from Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, and a school in Qatar which offered him a scholarship. Oh – and here’s one more just the other day – Al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s new issue of Inspire magazine includes a shout out to the “Clock Boy” while slamming President Obama’s programs to counter violent extremism.
The new al-Qaeda issue featured a picture of the two meeting as well as the clock bomb, with the notation: “Obama, ‘because of his sensitivity towards Muslim discrimination,’ sees an opp to further his PR by acknowledging a brilliant 14 yr old Muslim boy (who in fact even inspired us in a way).”
The Inspire issue features step-by-step photos of how to build a parcel bomb, a magnetic car bomb, and a door-trap bomb.
Ahmed Mohamed’s family moved to Qatar and sued the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District for $15 million.
Of course he inspired Al-Qaeda – they probably thought it was a bomb too.
H/T PJ Media
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