The infamous “clock kid” of Irving, Texas, might have moved out of the public eye, but officials in the town – and a police officers’ union – want to make sure he isn’t forgotten.
Because they say Ahmed Mohamed set the whole thing up in the first place.
“I think his intent was to see how far he could get with the device and to see what kind of alarmant he could get,” said Heath Wester, president of the Texas Municipal Patrolman’s Association, in an interview with the liberal website Rawstory.
“And as you can see now, he’s got what he asked for,” Wester said. “He’s gotten that alarmant. He’s gotten that excitement or whatever he was trying to get. He got it.”
He probably got a lot more than he expected, what with the invitation to the White House from President Obama and rubbing shoulders with the glitterati like the queen of Jordan.
On Monday, he was treated like visiting royalty himself by New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and other Democrats in the Big Apple.
And all because a gullible American media fell for the story of a nerdy Muslim kid who just happened to make a clock that looked enough like a bomb to have the police called to his school.
Then acted just squirrely enough to get himself handcuffed by the cops and taken in for questioning.
“In my own conversations with the police is that he was not forthcoming with information, but I just think common sense prevails,” Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne said last week at the Arlington Republican Club, according to KDFW. “Does it make sense? And if not, why?”
Van Duyne is nationally known for her stance against the possibility of Muslim law being established in the United States. In March, the Irving City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of laws other than American civil laws to decide disputes. While the ordinance contained no mention of Sharia law — or any particular religion — it was spurred by the establishment of a Muslim tribunal in Irving.
In a separate interview with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV, she said the 14-year-old’s openness since the incident was a lot different from his behavior at the time of the Sept. 16 incident.
“He told a lot more to the reporters than he ever told to the police,” she said. “There’s a problem with that.”
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