“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” —Abraham Lincoln
In a World . . . Where Muslim Jihadists Attacked America on 9/11 . . .
Americans, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, are not allowed to carry hoax bombs into an airport. Should a school be any different? Ahmed Mohamed’s timepiece bore little or no resemblance to a clock made from any known clock kit. It looked more like a bomb, especially to the untrained eye. (Click here to see Ahmed’s hoax bomb.) And President Obama was disingenuous to refer to Ahmed’s contraption as a clock, when he tweeted:
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
President Obama should know better than to put stock in a teenager’s hoax-bomb scheme, before first investigating the facts. But, of course, this is the same president who repeatedly goes off half-cocked, condemning police on a regular basis before any investigation has gone forward with regard to their behavior.
Ahmed Mohamed’s so-called “invention” was not original at all! Electronics experts who have examined photographs of Ahmed’s device all concur that it is a fraud. Not only does it fail to resemble any clock kit on the market, but it is actually nothing more than the already-assembled components of a commercially-produced clock. A research scientist with a YouTube account, named Thomas Talbot, explains the situation in under four minutes. Thomas Talbot teaches in a YouTube video that the printed circuit boards and ribbon cables of Ahmed’s device, along with its nine-volt battery backup, indicate that it is a commercial product: “This is simply taking a clock out of its case, and I think probably for provocative reasons, intentionally.”
Richard Dawkins Weighs In
Even the outspoken scholar and renowned atheist Richard Dawkins has weighed in on the matter. (Read all about it here.) Dawkins has opined that the Muslim ninth-grader must have had a motive for getting arrested, although he has also suggested that the police should not have taken the bait. But that is perhaps more easily said than done, if you are a peace officer charged with enforcing the law, in the same area of Texas where two Muslim Jihadists have recently tried to murder attendees of a Draw-the-Prophet-Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas, last spring. (Read more about the Jihadist attempt to assassinate attendees of the free-speech event here.) Irving, Texas, is only about twenty miles away from Garland.
“Somewhere in All of This—There Has Indeed Been a Hoax . . . .”
According to the Daily Beast, Anthony DiPasquale, the webmaster for Artvoice.com, is a chief expositor of the circuitry behind Mohamed’s hoax bomb. In DiPasquale’s own words, “My initial reaction was probably pretty similar to everyone else’s: ‘Wow, I feel really sorry for the kid’. . . . The nerd in me wanted to know specifically what he did—what technology or methods he might’ve used.” Then DiPasquale went on to say the following: “Somewhere in all of this—there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock.” DiPasquale traced the 1980s-era circuit board to an old Micronta clock that he found on eBay and pointed out other “dead giveaways” that Ahmed’s clock was store-bought, including a switch to select a 12-hour or 24-hour display as well as a battery backup. “Anyone with even a basic hobby-level understanding could see it was a commercially-available mass-produced product that was just taken out of its enclosure, and placed in a pencil box.”
DiPasquale went on, in the Daily Beast article, to question Ahmed Mohamed’s motives for bringing the hoax bomb to school: “In one interview, for example, Mohamed says he closed the pencil case with a cord so it wouldn’t look suspicious in school. 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? Because, is it possible, that maybe, just maybe, this was actually a hoax bomb? A silly prank that was taken the wrong way? That the media then ran with, and everyone else got carried away? Maybe there wasn’t even any racial or religious bias on the parts of the teachers and police.” (Read more about Ahmed’s con artistry here.)
Ahmed’s Family of Muslim Brotherhood Publicity Seekers
Ahmed’s family members are professional firebrands. They engage regularly in staged battles against “Islamophobia”—a term coined by the Muslim Brotherhood and taken up by Progressive media outlets in their efforts to silence the critics of Islam.
Ahmed’s dad, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, has participated in publicity stunts on a regular basis, such as defending the Koran in Florida, in Pastor Terry Jones’ mock trial back in 2010. Mohamed also took part in a televised debate with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, back in 2011, which was called, “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Mohamed is the president of the Al-Sufi Islamic Center in Dallas, Texas, and has officially run for the office of President of the Sudan, which is home to the Janjaweed Militia that carries out genocide against non-Muslims on a daily basis.
Ahmed’s Legal Team
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s legal team includes the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, formed in the 1990s to advance a Jihadist agenda in America. One of CAIR’s goals is to disarm Americans by breaking down America’s post-9/11 culture of responsible vigilance by bashing it as a culture of racism and Islamophobia. If Ahmed Mohamed’s family succeeds in helping CAIR, to the extent that Americans begin to silence themselves out of fear of being accused of racism, America becomes all the more vulnerable as a country to terrorism. And the loss of our freedom to speak out and feel safe moves closer to becoming a fait-accompli.
Mayor Van Duyne
In March 2015, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne spoke out against the institution of Sharia Law courts as an alternative to US law, per Article Six, Clause Two, of the US Constitution, which reads as follows: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”
Mayor Van Duyne indicated that she was in favor of a Texas legislature bill, called American Laws for American Courts, which would reinforce the Supremacy Clause, by stopping judges from considering the use of foreign laws to make rulings. Van Duyne even went so far as to oppose Sharia mediation at an Irving mega-mosque, seeing the slippery slope that it might pose in the future. Mayor Van Duyne’s concerns that Sharia Law treats women and girls as property and fails to guard them against domestic abuse and honor killings were uppermost in her mind. So, it is not surprising that Ahmed Mohamed and CAIR have targeted Van Duyne’s own City of Irving, Texas, for branding as Islamophobic and racist. (Read about Ahmed’s family here, and read about CAIR as the American face of Hamas here.)
Americans must not allow themselves to be silenced, due to CAIR shenanigans like the one staged by the Mohamed family. The post-9/11 rules still apply, but only if Americans will have the courage of their convictions to enforce them: 1) Always be vigilant; and 2) if anything looks suspicious, speak up about it. It is better to say something and be proven wrong than to silence oneself and, thereby, allow innocent people to be harmed or murdered. John Stuart Mill once said, “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
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