We’ve all heard about Ahmed Mohamed and his homemade clock that looked more like a bomb than a clock, and how it was Islamophobic to think it was a bomb instead of a clock, and how YOU’RE even Islamophobic for simply clicking this link questioning it. That’s how liberals roll. If it wasn’t for intellectual dishonesty, they’d have nothing to talk about. Also, you’re racist. Got it? Good.
That said…was it even really a clock? This YouTube engineer/home electronics maker says no, and he can prove it.
A few things, while we can’t know for sure if this guy is right, I’m inclined to believe him.
Why? Well, a look at his YouTube history reveals no politically agenda-driven history to speak of, so I doubt it’s a ruse. As a matter of fact, dating all the way back to 2012, this man has been uploading engineering/science/technology-centric videos, even uploading a personal homemade clock-like device as far as seven years ago.
Even in this video, he doesn’t seem to be pushing a political agenda too aggressively, but seems more concerned with lauding a fraudulent kid with praise, while there are real kids out there with real science enthusiasm inventing and creating real things. That genuinely seems to be this guy’s axe to grind.
Also, upon review, all of his criticisms seem to check out. By review I mean “Google and eyeballs.” I’m scientific like that.
Then, on a personal level, I’ve continually said that something smells fishy here. Either this kids parents knowingly sent him into a dangerous situation, or they are functionally retarded. Naming your kid “Ahmed Mohamad” and sending him into school with a ticking briefcase is just asking for problems. Also, there’s this picture with an executive from CAIR, a well known terrorist-sympathizing group.
He’s not the only one who is calling the clock into question…
If we accept the story about “inventing” an alarm clock is made up, as I think I’ve made a pretty good case for, it’s fair to wonder what other parts of the story might be made up, not reported factually by the media, or at least, exaggerated. I refer back again to this YouTube video interview with Ahmed. He explains that he closed up the box with a piece of cord because he didn’t want it to look suspicious. I’m curious, why would “looking suspicious” have even crossed his mind before this whole event unfolded, if he was truly showing off a hobby project, something so innocuous as an alarm clock. Why did he choose a pencil box, one that looks like a miniature briefcase no less, as an enclosure for a clock? It’s awful hard to see the clock with the case closed. On the other hand, with the case open, it’s awful dangerous to have an exposed power transformer sitting near the snooze button (unless, perhaps his invention was to stop serial-snooze-button pressers by giving them a dangerous electrical shock!)
Right. Yet, the school district was allegedly Islamophobic to call anything into question.
Again, should he have been arrested? No. Are zero-tolerance policies at schools getting more and more ridiculous? Yes.
But something here isn’t quite right, and most everyone knows it.