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Monday, September 28, 2015

TX Mayor: More to Muslim Student’s ‘Clock’ Story Than Is Being Revealed

IRVING, Texas – The mayor of Irving, Texas is speaking out about the case of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that looked like a bomb.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Center for Security Policy’s Jim Hanson appeared on Glenn Beck’s 'The Blaze' to discuss Mohamed’s arrest, which the teen’s family and others have blamed on Islamophobia.

Pictures of the device and Mohamed’s arrest quickly spread online this month prompting support for the teen from celebrities including President Barack Obama, who tweeted support for Mohamed and invited him to the White House, The Washington Post reports.

But Van Duyne and Hanson believe there’s more to the story than the public realizes, and they’re sounding the alarm.

Van Duyne told Beck that news reports are “one side of the story, but the other side of the story is not coming out,” adding that she’s urged the Mohamed family to allow school officials to release all details on the case.

“Attorneys advised the family not to sign a release, according to a spokeswoman with the Council on American-Islamic Relations,” WFAA 8 reports.

Van Duyne also questioned why President Obama was quick to pat Mohamed on the back. The president commended the student for his “clock,” Van Duyne said, well before anyone described the device as a clock.

“In fact,” the mayor said, “I don’t even think the picture of the hoax bomb was released before [President Obama] tweeted out, ‘Cool clock, kid.'”

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Anonymous said...

poor kid - being used by his parents - not unlike the Palestinians and the welfare queens :(

Anonymous said...

And Obama sticks his foot in his mouth again defending black criminals and destructive Muslims.

Anonymous said...

Shows that he relies on his 'handlers' instead of making a decision himself.....never mind, he's not qualified to make any decisions......

Anonymous said...

Poor kid my arse. Little hoodlum is more like it. Why would anyone make a clock that looks like a timing device put it in a briefcase and take it to English class where it was set to have the alarm go off? If he was going to show it to his Science class teacher why didn't he leave it in his locker until that class? Little jerk was trying to be a smart a@@ and got nailed on it. I'm sure most of his teachers are glad the little jerk is gone from their school.

Anonymous said...

He had already shown it to his Science teacher and they told him to put it in his locker and leave it there. He didn't listen.

Why did he make it a countdown clock with an alarm. Why not a clock that tells time. He knew what he was doing and this was probably a set up to get a payoff. I hope the courts laugh at them as they dismiss the case. His sister has caused trouble in school as well.

Anonymous said...

This is a fight against the mayor who has been fighting Muslims for several years. You all need to pay attention to what is going on in this Texas town. If she loses the Muslims will take over Texas and then the Country. Pay Attentions Dummies!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a "countdown clock". That would have taken a genious kid to make, which he isn't. It was an old Radio Shack digital alarm clock that he took out of its case and attached inside a metal case to look like a bomb. All he did was set the alarm, like on any clock radio, to go off at a certain time, which was his English class:

Wouldn't surprise me if there's a girl in that class, he was trying to impress.

Either way, the parents jumping on the money wagon sure puts another angle to it.

Anonymous said...

Yep look at England.

Anonymous said...

If this was not a practice "Bomb", why was there a small brick of clay in the briefcase? Also, if this was a small clock, why such a big case to carry it in? It is pure BS, kid got caught on his practice run.

Anonymous said...

This kid's a whack job. He's a terrorist in training. If the parents had a brain they would have him committed in an insane asylum otherwise they will be reading about him on the news and it won't be a good story.

Anonymous said...

4:37 - the parents are the ones who should be locked up