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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Irving Texas Kid Arrested For Presenting His Digital Clock! Yes, He is Not A White Kid

Would you like to know the back story? The story is pure American racism and paranoia at its worst. It is exemplifies why our nation is falling behind other industrialized nations regarding ingenuity and techno advancement.  Notice the kid was wearing a NASA Tee-shirt.

I would be seriously remiss if I did not also frankly state what you are about to read is pure American bigotry.

The black story....

Jon S. Randal

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A 14-year-old boy proudly brings a digital clock to school to show to his teacher, and he is suspended and arrested, accused of being a terrorist - because his skin is brown, because his faith is different, because his name is Ahmed.
He loves building things, and he just wanted to show his engineering teacher one of his inventions, a digital alarm clock. Any other youth probably would have received praise, but this was a school in Texas and the boy's name was Ahmed Mohamed.
Mohamed, wearing his NASA t-shirt, was called out of class and brought into a room with four police officers, one of whom said, "Yup. That's who I thought it was."
Looking confused and upset, he would be led out of his school in handcuffs. The police claimed he was not "forthcoming" by going beyond the description that what he made was a clock. The officers tried to get him to say that he made a bomb. Ahmed, A middle school robotics club member, who has won awards for his inventions. would repeat that that's all it was - a clock.
The news story has now become viral, with most people showing outrage. The police would later release Ahmed to his parents and admit "There’s no evidence to support the perception he intended to create alarm,” which is what Ahmed said all along.
"I think this wouldn't even be a question if his name wasn't Ahmed Mohamed," said Alia Salem of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "He is an excited kid who is very bright and wants to share it with his teachers."
Ahmed has now received support from President Obama, from Hillary Clinton, and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who stated, "Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest."
Ahmed has never been in trouble before, his father said, "people just think Muslims are terrorists but we are peaceful, we are not that way."
"He just wants to invent good things for mankind," Ahmed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, said.

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