Ahmed Mohamed and his clock is a set-up.
There, I said it.
The kid may very well be a good kid, but the narrative surrounding Ahmed and his clock looks more and more like a false flag operation- a set-up.
Whether the whole episode has been manufactured for media attention or to prove a political point, we do not yet know. However, what appears clear is that Ahmed took-apart an existing clock, put it into a briefcase, took it to school without being asked to do so and feigned shock and surprise when school officials reacted to a teenager with what appeared to be a bomb.
Upon first hearing of the incident, my reaction was simply, “Yeah… so?” In this day and age when a child eating a Poptart into the crude shape of a gun prompts disciplinary actions, a teenager of any race or religious affiliation bringing a bomb-looking apparatus to school should solicit a healthy dose of reaction by school officials. As Bill Maher later stated, the reason Ahmed was handcuffed and questioned was not because he is Muslim, but “perhaps because [the clock] looks exactly like a f**king bomb!”
Now, according to Ahmed’s sister, she, too, was disciplined in school for making a bomb threat.
In an expose by the Daily Beast, the Mohamed family is thoroughly enjoying the limelight. Entranced by his image all around the net, Ahmed is not shrinking from the embarrassing ordeal, but relishing in the limelight. When asked if he has ever heard of “15 minutes of fame,” the cocky kid assures his interviewer, “This is gonna be soooooo much longer.”
Throughout the piece, the Mohamed family bicker back-and-forth on how best to exploit America’s sense of liberal white guilt and each family member appears to have an idea of how best to play the victim.
Ahmed’s mother wants to do Ellen, meaning she wishes for the family to appear on Ellen DeGeneres’ show.
Ahmed wants to do the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Ahmed’s sister wants everybody to know that she, too, is a victim of a supposedly racist school system and insists that she was suspended for making a bomb threat.
“I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with.”
“I got suspended and I didn’t do anything about it and so when I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn’t get to stand up, so I’m making sure he’s standing up because it’s not right. So I’m not jealous, I’m kinda like—it’s like he’s standing for me.”
Eyman claims that her suspension was in her first year of middle school in America: “My first year of attempting middle school in America. I knew English, but the culture was different, the people were different.”
To be clear: it is racist to claim that Muslims are different than Americans, but somehow, it is not racist for a Muslim to admit that American people are different from Muslims. I’m not sure who makes up these rules, but whoever they are, they don’t seem to have a great grasp of logical consistency or basic principles of fairness.
It’s still unclear as to why Ahmed brought a bomb-looking clock to school.
It’s not clear as to why he claims to have “made” the clock when the clock appears to be nothing more than a commercially-available alarm clock with the casing removed.
What does seem to be clear is that since being taken out of handcuffs, both Ahmed and his family have relentlessly sought their time in the media limelight and paraded around with a sense of humility that make Kanye West look bashful by comparison.
Folks, whatever the motivation, it’s clear that the situation surrounding Ahmed and his clock has been a manufactured one and the media is shamefully buying into it.