Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to reader-researchers “W” and RC.
Crockboy’s father Mohamed Mohamed put this show together. He took the casing off a conventional alarm clock, made it look like a conventional Moslem terrorist’s suitcase bomb, and instructed the boy to activate the timer, so people would hear the thing ticking like a time bomb. Note that young Ahmed engaged the timer after one of his teachers had told him to go low-profile.
The police did not overreact in the least. The father wanted the boy to get arrested, so that he could:
1. Get publicity here, and in his native Sudan, where he is the local version of Harold Stassen, except that whereas Stassen was elected governor of Minnesota at 31, and was president of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, perennial candidate Mohamed Mohamed couldn’t get elected girl catcher;
2. Use the hoax to launch a multi-million-dollar shakedown lawsuit; and
3. Use the hoax to intimidate authorities into weakening security, so as to pave the way for real Moslem terrorist attacks.
The newest developments are that Crockboy's family has engaged a lawyer, to try and get the evidence, er, clock back ASAP, and that someone has organized a Two-Minute-Hate at Richard Dawkins' Twit page (https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins).
Published on Sep 18, 2015 by Thomas Talbot.
Thomas Talbot: This video shows that the supposed clock invention by a 14 year old is in fact not an invention. The 'clock' is a commercial bedside alarm clock removed from its casing. There is nothing to indicate that the clock was even assembled by the child. I suspect this was brought into school to create an alarmed reaction.
Talbot: So, Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. President, Make Magazine (which should know better), and others: You've been duped. Please do recognize youths of all backgrounds who create wonderful inventions with electronics. The kid making press around the world did not invent or build a clock. [End of Talbot.]
Richard Dawkins: Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?
By Clyde Hughes
Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 06:35 A.M.
Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and atheist, has questioned online whether the controversial clock supposedly made by a Muslim youth is part of a giant hoax.
Dawkins weighed in on the controversy via Twitter on Sunday and cited a viral Internet video by electronic expert Thomas Talbot who says 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's clock was not made by him.
"This is simply taking a clock out of its case, and I think probably for provocative reasons, intentionally," Talbot said in the video, which has gotten more than 800,000 views on YouTube, said The Daily Beast.
"When I saw this, I thought, 'We're getting duped here.' Anybody who knows electronics really well needs less than five seconds to know that was a clock taken out of the box," said Talbot.
Dawkins supported Talbot's theory in his Twitter post, noted The Guardian, and questioned the youth's motives for bringing it to school.
Assembling clock from bought components is fine. Taking clock out of its case to make it look as if he built it is not fine. Which is true?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 20, 2015
Dawkins said he was only looking for the truth in the Ahmed Mohamed story, which has led to charges of racism and racial profiling after police arrested the youth when they were called by school officials in Irving, Texas.
Dawkins is the author of the books "The Selfish Gene," "The God Delusion" and his memoir "A Sense of Wonder," and a critic of religious belief, according to The Guardian.
On Monday, though, Dawkins appeared to turn his focus to the why the youth was arrested in the first place, but he didn't back down on questioning the teen's motives.
I don't give two hoots if the boy is Muslim or Druid, brown or skybluepink. He was victim of same dopey zero tolerance security as everyone.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 21, 2015
Heavy-handed police did what security officers are taught: zero tolerance. If "profiling" it's not obvious. Boy's motives remain mysterious.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 21, 2015