Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old Texan who took a part an alarm clock and put it in a suitcase, then brought it to school and scared the crap out of a teacher because, well, it looked like a bomb, did something else of note. Well, let’s be honest, taking something a part and putting it in a suitcase isn’t exactly rocket science or “something of note.” This kid got noticed because his religion and all of Twitter exploded in faux rage about “Islamophobia.”
Anyway, Ahmed met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Why is that newsworthy?
Mohamed and his family were received at a compound in Khartoum, Sudan on Wednesday, where they were greeted by President Omar al-Bashir. The Mohameds reportedly told the state media that Bashir was impressed by the “Clock Kid’s” scientific interest and encouraged his pursuits.
Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, crimes against humanity and various other war crimes in Darfur. Bashir’s dictatorial government reportedly offered sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden during the 90s, and the country is still under economic sanctions by the US.
What makes this doubly surprising is that Mohamed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, is a Sudanese immigrant who ran against Bashir in two of his presidential elections. Mohamed’s name was reportedly blocked out by Bashir on the ballots in 2010, with the Sudan Tribune reporting him saying “I was told that Bashir personally intervened with the court to reject my challenge.”
Mohamed has sent out numerous tweets of his trip to the country, and reportedly promised to return someday “with a new invention and success.”
In other words, we told you so. There was a lot more to this kid and his clock-that-looked-like-a-bomb than met the eye. There was something rotten in the state of Texas when this kid made news, and now we can all sit back and listen for ticking clock bombs while saying we knew something was fishy. After all, how many American teenager “inventors” (this kid invented nothing, he’s a total fraud) jet off to meet people wanted by the ICC for genocide and “crimes against humanity”? Probably not so many. Maybe they’re just racists, though.
Real question is, why did the Mohameds travel to meet Bashir? Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent a clock, he just took one apart. So this “we wanted to meed little Ahmed because he’s such a genius” is a truck load of crap. Is anyone buying their story?