Obama invites Muslim clockmaker to White House

Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,600 ******
edited September 2015 in Politics
President Obama on Twitter:

"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."

Original Story:

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday.

But one teacher raised concerns that it looked like a bomb, prompting the school principal and several police officers to question him, search his belongings and march him from the school in handcuffs.

Police don't believe the device is dangerous, but say it could be mistaken for a fake explosive.

Mohamed was suspended from school for three days, but he has not been charged.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is investigating, saying the incident is typical of the negative attitudes toward Muslims in Irving. President Obama also had something to say on his twitter account.


  • mlincolnmlincoln Member Posts: 5,039 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Interesting that Obama is always ready to jump into the public circle when cops do something that could be seen as wrong, but when cops get shot and killed, well, he has no comment at all about that.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    maybe aaaahmed fix up a real one next time...negative attitudes WELL DESERVED....by real AMERICANS
  • MBKMBK Member Posts: 3,503 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Seems what he did was take a real clock or clock radio apart, kept wires intact. Put in a "pencil" box.

    Brings to school. Plugs in.


    Just about how real bombmakers do it, except most of them use batteries. But AC powered would be more "sparky".

    I think it was a plan hatched to have this EXACT response. His Dad may have been in on it.

    He is fooling with us. Islamics make thousands of real ones each year.

    He thought this was fun for a school. Better not at the airport! And he will get screened at Facebook and 1600 Penn.
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,600 ******
    edited November -1
    I don't see what all the fuss was about.

  • KAMsalesKAMsales Member Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Still waiting for the Kenyan to invite BP Agent Brian Terry's family to the White House. Piss on that floppy-eared commie
  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 14,229 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If that's what was made, it is not funny.. And Barry wants to condone it,but ban all firearms.. Yea, Barry is the biggest scam artist, flagrant racist and general all around clown.
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,600 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Grasshopper
    If that's what was made, it is not funny.. And Barry wants to condone it,but ban all firearms.. Yea, Barry is the biggest scam artist, flagrant racist and general all around clown.

    Actually, that's a real alarm clock that sells for $30.

  • 1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    the actual "clock"

  • sammashsammash Member Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Let's see.....one kid points a finger like a gun or draws a picture of one and he is sent home and expelled from school.....this kid 'makes a clock' that 'looks' like a Damn bomb......an gets invited to the Whitehouse......sheesh....unbelievable.
  • JgreenJgreen Member Posts: 2,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    This is an embarrassment for these idiot teachers. The kid made a click, they freak out. Muslim or not, this was waaaaay too stupid.

    Common sense is out the window.
  • 800fthi800fthi Member Posts: 196 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Actually he invited a little black muslin to the WH. I know I'm racist but so is Obama.
  • nyforesternyforester Member Posts: 2,574 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Very poor judgment on the parents, student and Obama. The nation is afraid, on edge, and profiling all the time. The student and parents being middle eastern should have been aware that this could ruffle feathers. And to top it off, Obama praising the student !!!! What an idiot. Praising this will promote more students to bring in home made clocks. I'm afraid that if that happens, a real one will make it into a classroom by some Isis infiltrator. You Go Obama !!! Good move to ruin the nation.
    Abort Cuomo
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