Posted to YouTube 9/15/2015.

Reference: Incident in the News

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/15/student-detained-police-mistake-clock-fake-bomb/72348060/ – 9/16/2015.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/northwest-dallas-county/headlines/20150915-irving-ninth-grader-arrested-after-taking-homemade-clock-to-school.ece – 9/16/2015.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Irving-Student-Says-Hes-Falsely-Accused-of-Making-a-Hoax-Bomb-327794401.html 9/15-16/2015.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/16/they-thought-it-was-a-bomb-ahmed-mohamed-texas-9th-grader-arrested-after-bringing-a-home-built-clock-to-school/ – 9/16/2015.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34266389 – 9/16/2015.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/9th-grader-arrested-clock_55f96557e4b0b48f6701519c – 9/16/2015.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/09/ahmed-mohamed-texas-arrested-homemade-clock-school-bomb – 9/16/2015.

Ahmed Mohamed’s Dad

http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/02/23/irving-resident-makes-his-second-bid-for-election-as-president-of-sudan/ – 2/23/2015.

As mentioned in the BBC piece:

Ahmed’s father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who is originally from Sudan, said his son had been mistreated because of his name “and because of 11 September”.

The Mysterious Clock Case

On the surface, it doesn’t look too bad: an intellectually precocious kid builds a kit clock or timer, puts the works in a box, and brings it to school to show off to a science teacher, who, I’ve heard, suggests it would have been better left at home.  It beeps in an English class, and that teacher has a look.



Bomb squad.


Back home: media attention.  Big time.

Unasked, perhaps, unanswered, so far as one might glean from the news: how was the electronics education acquired?  How was the parts list developed?  Why a clock?  How was the box chosen?  Why?

“I made a clock.  I wanted to show her something small at first, but I took a wrong point of [entry?],” says Ahmed Mohamed (0:17 to 0:20).

So there were or are bigger things to come?

And from whence comes that language, ” . . . a wrong point of . . . .”?

Police thinking as expressed through The Daily Dot:

“He kept maintaining it was a clock, but there was no broader explanation,” police spokesperson James McLellan said.

McLellan added: “It could reasonably be mistaken as a device if left in a bathroom or under a car. The concern was, what was this thing built for? Do we take him into custody?”

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/ahmed-mohamed-irving-tx-hoax-bomb-arrest/ – 9/16/2015.

Updates – September 17, 2015

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/you-are-the-kind-of-student-we-want-mit-surprises-ahmed-mohamed-during-live-interview/ – 9/16/2015

“We’re not afraid of Islam.  We’re afraid of bombs.”

Posted to YouTube September 19, 2015.

“He did not invent the clock or build it, and I’m going to show you why” (333,882 views as of 9/20/2015/1448 EST)

Posted to YouTube September 18, 2015

“And the people at the school thought it might be a bomb, perhaps because it looks exactly like a fuckin’ bomb.”  (203,210 view as of 9/20/2015/1515 EST)

Posted to YouTube September 18, 2015

Haunting: ” . . . his sister [listening] over his shoulder, giving him the answers . . . .”  (1:06 – 1:15).

Replication (Posted to YouTube September 18, 2015)

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