The web is on fire discussing the politically-charged misunderstanding that occurred in Texas when a freshman brought a homemade clock to school that looked like a bomb.
In this day and age when tensions are high and school violence is an important issue, it’s understandable that teachers are a bit jumpy. When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade “suitcase clock” to school to show, teachers became alarmed and police were called. The young man was detained and even placed into handcuffs.
It was a bad day centered on an understandable overreaction.
However, as the young man is Muslim, the media has pounced on the “America is racist” narrative once again and has accused the school officials for behaving in a supposedly racist manner.
Apparently, when a child brings to school a homemade device that looks very much like a bomb, the left advocates a “wait and see” approach to see if the school gets blown up.
After investigating, police released the young man and no charges were filed. “There’s no evidence to support the perception he intended to create alarm,” Irving police chief Larry Boyd said.
“#IStandWithAhmed” was the top trending hashtag on Twitter on Wednesday morning as social media crusaders weighed-in to suggest that racism and not understandable alarm was the reasoning behind the reaction.
Boyd claimed that the police would have reacted in the same fashion no matter what race the boy was. “Our reaction would have been the same either way,” he said. “That’s a very suspicious device. We live in an age where you can’t take things like that to a school.”
Still, that has not stopped the race-obsessed left from crusading on behalf of Mohamed. In fact, President Obama has invited the young man to bring his clock to the White House- an honor that has been extended to members of the “victim class,” but which has not been extended to others who might appear more deserving such as the family of Kate Steinle, the young woman who was murdered by an illegal immigrant allowed to stay in the country due to Obama’s unilateral amnesty order.
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Even dedicated liberal Mark Zuckerberg weighed-in and offered the young man a tour of Facebook headquarters.
“Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed. Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post.
The media has been merciless in blasting those who sounded the alarm. However, these same media hacks who feign outrage have been silent as children have encountered hysteria by officials for wearing an NRA T-shirt.
In fact, just last year, an eighth-grader was arrested by police for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school. From the mainstream media, we heard only crickets…
When a seven-year-old boy was suspended for biting his breakfast into the shape of a Pop Tart Gun, the left remained quiet.
When a fifth-grader was arrested and charged with brandishing a weapon for bringing his toy gun to school, the media was quiet. No invitations to the White House were offered.
Nope- no outrage. No trips to the White House… It just doesn’t fit the left’s preferred narrative.
However, when a Muslim student brought a clock that looked like a bomb to school, the media jumped to action:
Hillary Clinton: “Assumptions and fear don’t keep us safe—they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building.”
CNN’s Sally Kohn: “Hey right wing, your fear-mongering anti-Muslim rhetoric got a kid arrested for a science project. Hope you’re happy.”
Daily Beast: “It took a nerd with guts to stand up against the most Islamophobic part of the country.”
If we are to point the finger of blame towards anyone, it should be to the leftist hysterics who have long asserted that we need strict “zero tolerance” policies for schools.
They cannot have it both ways; we cannot create policies that demand complete overreaction and then be surprised when a misunderstanding occurs.
Further, by highlighting this episode while allowing so many others to go unnoticed, the leftist mainstream media, President Obama and morons on social media have all made their point unmistakably clear: we are to eye every student with suspicion… except for Muslims. We are supposed to offer them the benefit of the doubt even when doing so could jeopardize lives.