Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High on Monday. Instead, the school phoned police about Ahmed’s circuit-stuffed pencil case. So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it’s a clock. In the meantime, Ahmed’s been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.
What’s wrong with you, Texas? See a Muslim kid and automatically assume he’s out to make a bomb when he’s making a clock? You realize, don’t you, that the problem doesn’t lie with him, it lies with you- with your racist presumptions and your idiotic conclusions. Texas, you are the problem, not the clock maker.