Guess why this kid is smiling

IRVING — The family of a 14-year-old Irving student arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school earlier this month has retained lawyers and is seeking to regain his science project from the Irving Police Department.

Ahmed Mohamed’s parents say they’ve un-enrolled their three children from the Irving School District “because of religious persecution” and have decided to home-school them. Mohamed’s arrest made national headlines, prompting invites from the White House, Facebook and other tech companies. “The family says that Ahmed has been severely traumatized. The family wants justice and to ensure no family will ever have to experience what Ahmed went through again,” a press release sent Wednesday stated.

The family hired Reggie London and Thomas Bowers, well-known for representing Jana Weckerly in her sexual assault case against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

This week, the severely traumatized Mohamed tweeted a lot — “Going to Cali!!!,” “#NYC here I come!,” and expressed zeal over meeting Comedy Central’s Wilmore. Mohamed announced his new Instagram account for the official I Stand with Ahmed Report for “my updates” and, on Friday, tweeted: “I’m enjoying New York!!!! It’s so awesome.”

Will the American public ever tire of being played as suckers?

  1. Von-gooh says:


  2. NewFormatSux says:

    Hey, for once this site didn’t fall for the media narrative.

    Yup, this kid deliberately tried to provoke a reaction, presumably pushed by his family. His sister coincidentally also was accused of being a bomber by the same school.
    Take apart a clock and put in a pencil box and have it ring off like a bomb. Yea, sure he was was just building his own clock…

  3. Mr Diesel - No more bush in the White House, Hillary's or Jeb says:

    I like to see the little shit stirring asshat butt raped in a federal prison, along with mommy and daddy.

  4. Phydeau says:

    Well looky here. Still the same old song and dance at Dvorak. Your Republican party is imploding, with The Donald in the lead, overtly appealing to racists and sexists, and having no perceptible opinion on the issues. Right-wing Catholic Supreme Court justices boycotting the Pope’s address to Congress (guess the Pope’s not Catholic enough?) The right-wing Speaker Of The House, driven from office by even farther right-wing nutballs in Congress who want to shut down the government based on obviously faked videos of Planned Parenthood. “Serious” Republican presidential candidates lying through their teeth on national television in the most recent Republican debate, trying to out-Donald the Donald. Over 60% of Trump supporters think Obama is a Muslim born outside the USA.

    The list of Republican insanity goes on and on. And y’all on Dvorak ignore it all (I can see you with your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears… “la la la I can’t hear you”). And focus on non-stories like this… was he truly an innocent or did they cleverly bait the right-wing nutballs running that school district?

    Really? That’s the most significant thing you can think of to talk about? Really? Sheesh.

    • Obvious says:

      P T Barnum was right. Sucker.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      So either he’s innocent, or he’s guilty and the fault lies with right wingers. I can just imagine this guy’s posts if they’d caught Mohammed Atta and the hijackers on 9/11.

    • Dumb Dumb says:

      … Funny how NO ONE is discussing the Iran deal. (We’ll just never-mind that failed ISIS crap since those in power seem to want the controversy in order to sell more WAR!)

      … Funny how NO ONE is talking about Hillary’s bullshit.

      … Funny how the Dumb-as-CRAP’s ALWAYS get a free pass whenever THEY do the same (or at least, similar) stupid shit.


      But hey! What else is new?

  5. moss says:

    Living in the Confederacy qualifies you for PTSD.

  6. Wayne R says:

    This family has played the media so well that I’m not even going to hate. If the school would have been smart and not made a big deal about the circuit board Ahmed would still be in school and none of the media would be trying to get the next lame story.

    • McCullough says:

      Agreed, but then you will have to get rid of zero tolerance policies altogether which is a construct of Political Correctness gone mad.

      Don’t hate, just assimilate when its profitable.

      • ± says:

        “zero tolerance” and “political correctness” is almost equally an R/D construct in that it couldn’t have happened without both of them working together. And this is just a small thing considering the much worse stuff.

        Anyone who wants more of this, just keep sheepling at the polls. You can/could shit in your nest all you want and I would be OK with that but I and the people I care for are in that nest too.

  7. jpfitz says:

    He made a b0mb!!! Without the c4. Kid and muslim religious centrifuge creates sympathy for a b0mb maker.

    This happened in Texas, right, if not, then Fla. Yup…Texas.

    This kids Dad was in a battle with the town board or some board about the burning of the koran.

    It’s a clock, it’s a clock, it’s a clock.

  8. All Smiles says:

    Let’s start a fund to send this poor, brilliant young man to college!

    Yeah, right.

  9. Dumb Dumb says:

    I wonder what REALLY started all this bullshit. Did little Allah just get pissed off at having to get up early that he smashed his clock and then wanted to show his teacher how SCHOOL WAS A WASTE OF TIME?! Or did he accidentally break his alarm clock when he decided to try and see if time could indeed fly?

    … There’s a joke in there about Muslims wanting to see time “fly”. Though it may still be too soon after 9/11.

    I don’t know. I just think it’s kind of stupid to think some middle-east sand-jockey from the suburbs of America would actually build a bomb when it’s so much easier to just buy an (illegal) assault weapon and mow the place down.

    Those stupid, racist public education teachers know NOTHING about terrorism (other than what’s fed to them by “the system”).

  10. Mark Slavin says:

    I was about to write a scathing of this when it popped up on Google Now. Then I it s posted here. 😉

    Two words…

    Oh brother!

    • Mark Slavin says:

      The word “critique” seems to have disappeared. It should say “scathing critique”

  11. Martin says:

    This story is really beginning to piss me off. Here’s why.

    1) This kid didn’t build a clock. He took one apart and took it to school. He didn’t even know enough about it to operate the clock’s alarm.

    2) His parents are incompetent. If I’d taken contraband to school and my mother found out about she wouldn’t have been upset with the school officials, she would have kicked my butt from one end of the universe to the other for not knowing and/or following school rules to the letter-of-the-law. In her world, and she shared her world with me constantly, school was a place where I was to respect adults, follow the rules, pay attention and learn everything possible.

    3) It is an insult to all the solders who truly suffer from PTSD to compare their son’s experience with the truly life threatening experiences of those who have been on the front line of war defending the U.S.A.’s constitutional rights from those with extreme interpretations of of the Koran and Sharia law.

    This story needs to die. The kid needs to get back to school. The parents need to learn how to raise a son that will be a productive, respectful citizen not a coddled whimp that can’t operate an alarm clock.

    Thanks for listening.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      You left out the parents arranged all this. They wanted the alarm to go off. His dad even ran for president of Sudan.

    • Child of a lesser god says:

      [nonsense deleted – ed.]

  12. dave m brewer says:

    Bomb them… bomb them… bomb them!

    “We need to kill them and bomb them again.”

  13. Just some dude says:

    The clock-making student was traumatized by his treatment at the hands of the overbearing school officials. I was traumatized when I found out that Leo banned JohnCD from Twit. I guess LeoL was traumatized by JohnCD’s opinions. It was bound to happen: JohnC’s opinions are so plentiful that something is bound to offend everyone at some point, given enough time. Everything is just so traumatizing.

    However, let’s keep the debates going and let our differences pass under the bridge. Let’s not be too traumatized to talk about the things that matter a bit more than the weather and the football and the stocks. That crap is boring.

    UNBAN JOHNC 2016!


  14. Hmeyers says:

    Dogs bites man. Not news. Man bites dog. News! Nothing has changed.

    There is no lesson to be learned here. No secret piece of wisdom.

    Just humans writing up something to get people talking. That’s their job.

    It will be their job tomorrow morning too.

  15. Child of a lesser god says:

    “A Government virtual reality robot arrived controlled by an official of the Personal Privacy Administration arrived and complicated the situation. Ever since the late 20th century, the standards of personal privacy had risen, and an officialdom charged with enforcing the standards had arisen.

    “You can’t violate the woman’s privacy by taking unauthorized information from the robot’s download.”

    “What can we do then?”

    “You can file a request to use private information. It will be adjudicated.”

    “Oh, shit. In the meantime what about the baby?”, said Officer Oakes, who didn’t mind displaying her distaste for bureaucrats.

    “That’s not my affair. I’m here to make sure the privacy laws are obeyed”, said the privacy official who didn’t mind displaying his contempt for cops.

    During this discussion a crowd, almost entirely virtual, accumulated. The street being a legal public place, anyone in the world had the right to look at it via the omnipresent TV cameras and microphones. Moreover, a police officer had cell-phoned a reporter who sometimes took him to dinner. Once a story was on the news, the crowd of spectators grew exponentially, multiplying by 10 every 5 minutes, until seven billion spectators were watching and listening. There were no interesting wars, crimes, or natural catastrophes, and peace is boring.”


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