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Elaborate Media Hoax: 14 Year Old Arrested for Bringing Clock to School

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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I'm sure you have all heard of the 14 year old boy, who was recently arrested at school for bringing a homemade clock into school to show his teachers and classmates.

There has been nationwide backlash with the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed.

Now, a person has reverse engineered the clock that he brought them to school and has figured out that it is nothing more then the guts from an old alarm clock from the seventies. It was stripped of its housing and placed in a pen box.

What is also interesting, is that this boy who has been invited to the White House by President Obama, was arrested even though the police chief admits that they knew it wasn't a bomb.

Furthermore, his father has a history of being an activist for Islam in the public setting.

So here we have a story about a faux "genius boy" who was wrongfully arrested, even though the police admittedly knew better, and has had nationwide outcry and Obama promptly responds by inviting him to the White House while all the media seems to ignore the rest of the details.

If this isn't a completely fabricated propaganda piece, I don't know what is. Apparently, we are supposed to have sympathy for young Islamic men. Oddly enough, this is happening when refugees are pouring out of Syria.


Ghost



Reverse Engineered Clock




This individual has an engineering degree and a love for all things electronics and thought it would be cool to reverse engineer the clock built by Ahmed, because well, he’s the kind of guy who gets a kick out of doing such things.

According to him and his research, that’s when he made the discovery about Ahmed’s “invention.”

From Artvoice:

I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock.


Scam All Along?



That latest tweet stirred a hornet’s nest of controversy, as it shows Mohamed and his family all smiles with the caption, “Going to meet my lawyer.”

Several people on social media said the entire incident was planned by Mohamed and his family, and called it a scam


Police Admit They Knew Clock Wasn't a Bomb



“Once it’s determined that this is just a clock or just a piece of electronics, why then the arrest and all of that?” he asked Boyd. “That’s very hard for folks to understand.”

“I get that. I understand the concern,” the chief responded. “The officers pretty quickly determined that they weren’t investigating an explosive device. What their investigation centered around is the law violation of bringing a device into a facility like that that is intended to create a level of alarm. In other words, a hoax bomb — something that is not really a bomb, but is designed and presented in a way that it creates people to be afraid.”



Father's History



And now the plot thickens. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster has a family with a history of supremacist stunts.

“One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock. In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.”

Also in 2011, ElHassan debated Robert Spencer on “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Clearly, he was trying to score against a famous “Islamophobe” and thus win a name for himself. ElHassan has been looking for publicity and chances to fight against “Islamophobia” for a considerable period. Now he has seized it, going so far as to claim his son was “tortured” by school and law enforcement officials.




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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

Yeahhh! Lets belittle the kid that got arrested some more!

It has never been about how good the clock really was, thought I bet most people talking it down couldn't replicate it.


edit on thFri, 18 Sep 2015 19:13:23 -0500America/Chicago920152380 by Sremmos80 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: ghostrager
I'm sure you have all heard of the 14 year old boy, who was recently arrested at school for bringing a homemade clock into school to show his teachers and classmates.

There has been nationwide backlash with the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed.

Now, a person has reverse engineered the clock that he brought them to school and has figured out that it is nothing more then the guts from an old alarm clock from the seventies. It was stripped of its housing and placed in a pen box.

What is also interesting, is that this boy who has been invited to the White House by President Obama, was arrested even though the police chief admits that they knew it wasn't a bomb.

Furthermore, his father has a history of being an activist for Islam in the public setting.

So here we have a story about a faux "genius boy" who was wrongfully arrested, even though the police admittedly knew better, and has had nationwide outcry and Obama promptly responds by inviting him to the White House while all the media seems to ignore the rest of the details.

If this isn't a completely fabricated propaganda piece, I don't know what is. Apparently, we are supposed to have sympathy for young Islamic men. Oddly enough, this is happening when refugees are pouring out of Syria.


Ghost



Reverse Engineered Clock




This individual has an engineering degree and a love for all things electronics and thought it would be cool to reverse engineer the clock built by Ahmed, because well, he’s the kind of guy who gets a kick out of doing such things.

According to him and his research, that’s when he made the discovery about Ahmed’s “invention.”

From Artvoice:

I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock.


Scam All Along?



That latest tweet stirred a hornet’s nest of controversy, as it shows Mohamed and his family all smiles with the caption, “Going to meet my lawyer.”

Several people on social media said the entire incident was planned by Mohamed and his family, and called it a scam


Police Admit They Knew Clock Wasn't a Bomb



“Once it’s determined that this is just a clock or just a piece of electronics, why then the arrest and all of that?” he asked Boyd. “That’s very hard for folks to understand.”

“I get that. I understand the concern,” the chief responded. “The officers pretty quickly determined that they weren’t investigating an explosive device. What their investigation centered around is the law violation of bringing a device into a facility like that that is intended to create a level of alarm. In other words, a hoax bomb — something that is not really a bomb, but is designed and presented in a way that it creates people to be afraid.”



Father's History



And now the plot thickens. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster has a family with a history of supremacist stunts.

“One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock. In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.”

Also in 2011, ElHassan debated Robert Spencer on “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Clearly, he was trying to score against a famous “Islamophobe” and thus win a name for himself. ElHassan has been looking for publicity and chances to fight against “Islamophobia” for a considerable period. Now he has seized it, going so far as to claim his son was “tortured” by school and law enforcement officials.



I'm confused.

The original pictures of the circuit board, released by the police, was a different shape, size and contained three USB ports. Like a microcontroller which could be programmed as a clock, as shown in the OP of this thread Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: 'So you tried to make a bomb?'

Now there is a picture of a box containing a different circuit entirely.

Which one was correct and which one false?



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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I don't know about that, I think it's just a case of the media running with a story because Islam was attached to it. Unless of course the teachers were all in on it too. They're the ones who reported it to begin with.

Why must everything that has a good ending have to be a conspiracy? I know this is a conspiracy forum but this is a little farfetched in my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see it.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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Probably got tips from the Heene Family, evidently the Heene's are still searching for their fame and any and all $$ that 'may' come their way..

www.usatoday.com...

Same type of deal.. A "Stage Parent" getting their kid involved in their malarkey. Does the 13 year old boy that badmouthed Obama even it out?

I'm going to use 'My Book' and in My book, both acts are repulsive. Kids should be kids and not pawns in Dad's failed efforts to be "famous" sadly these acts are plastered all over the media.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

I'm not sure where the picture in the OP of that other thread came from, because the linked source shows the same picture as the sources in this OP.

As to the story, I had felt sorry for the kid, but now that it's obvious that he didn't make or build a damn thing himself, I could care less. The kid's a fraud, at best.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ghostrager

Yeahhh! Lets belittle the kid that got arrested some more!

It has never been about how good the clock really was, thought I bet most people talking it down could replicate it.


Anyone could replicate it. It was built in its' entirety by RadioShack. All the kid did was put it in a different case.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ghostrager

Yeahhh! Lets belittle the kid that got arrested some more!

It has never been about how good the clock really was, thought I bet most people talking it down could replicate it.



Except the school administrators. They were told it was a homemade clock, thought it was a bomb, when in reality it was a 70's clock in a homemade package. Mayberry on moonshine deep in the heart of Tejas.

Boil it all down and it looks like this: We judge based on appearances. Whether it's the appearence of a clock, or a boy. Taking a few minutes to look inside will always give us the real answers.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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www.rawstory.com...

Just so some people can see where this thought process is coming form.

The same people that say that the zero tolerance polices are bad are all for them there.

Up to you to spot the reason why.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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He was on the cover of our paper today. They are trying to get the kid into a math and science program at UNT that is pricey and has an extensive acceptance program ment for advanced students in their Junior Year of highschool. Sometimes a Sophomore is accepted and they went on to say he would be the youngest student ever, and there are already scholarships for his first year in place.
They were wrong for taking him to jail at all, but we might be jumping the gun naming him the new Doogie Howser.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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I once built a clock powered by potatoes... It didn't cause any alarm





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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: wastedown

With the proper education that every student should have access to at every school, then every student could at least strive to be Doogie Howser. I never have understood why school districts have some schools that have more money, better teachers and better books and other equipment than other schools in the same districts. United we stand and dived we fall apparently starts early, lets separate kids and put them into a better program than the others get and then ask why some excel and the others don't.

I get that there are indeed gifted students and then there are those like me who do enough to get by, if everyone learned to apply themselves we could have a bunch more Doogies running around or at least our kids could actually read and write which seems to be a problem when the get into Universities.

This kid seems to be a lot like any other 14 year old, who was inspired by a good teacher, inspired enough to take something apart (if that is what he did) and see how it all worked, maybe make some modifications to it and put it back together in a way that everyone could see how it worked. The teacher who inspired him enough to do that should be commended. The faith or that of his parents, nor the color of his skin should even be a part of the story.

Have we allowed the jackals to win by such a large margin that we jump at shadows or close down government over a coffee mug ? Yes apparently we have. We must be aware but lets not place in jail every kid that comes along with an inspiration or they may just develop aspirations. The only hoax is everyone screaming hoax with no facts nor evidence, more like farce if you ask me, like the boy who cried wolf, everytime something happens, 2 minutes later there is someone screaming false flag
edit on 9/18/2015 by DJMSN because: addition



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: nonjudgementalist
I once built a clock powered by potatoes... It didn't cause any alarm





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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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What is getting to me about this story is people calling him a genius for "inventing a clock". He didn't invent a clock. He even says he likes to "invent things". Trouble is he isn't inventing anything. That would be like me ordering all the parts for a computer, putting it together and saying I invented a computer. No, no, no. I may have assembled a computer, but I didn't invent one. Would I be considered handy? Maybe, but not an inventor.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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He said he built a clock. He didnt. You can be sure hr told the police he wasnt trying to scare others with something that looked like a timing device. Kids lie to get out of trouble and this story is no different. The child is a liar, and a smart ass. He should be explaining his deception in a court of law like the rest of us would have to do



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Really? He should be sent to court for lying about making a clock? How about he just gets an F on his project? I think that would be more than enough punishment.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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This whole thing reaks to lefty hell. And our dear Hussein jumped right up and invited him to the White House!! A kid ate a poptart into a gun shape and was disciplined with little said about it. A Muslim brings half a bomb to school and gets an invite to the White House and college.
We need "V"! Or Batman, Superman, someone to pull us out of the mind melt that used to be the USA.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

its always better to bring something "fake" to school to share/impress science teachers than a real deadly device, still not/wasnt a good idea.


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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Anyone who is familiar with my posts on ATS knows that my politics tend to be fairly left and that's why I'm also going to have to call shenanigans on this incident. It's a matter of keeping objectivity to maintain credibility.

Let me first start by saying that Pamela Gellar is an insane, bigoted hag who shouldn't be calling anyone else a supremacist. Despite the OP's choice of sources, she certainly wasn't breaking a story, his father's identity was already the topic of articles and blog posts, even on Gawker (The Clock-Building Teen and the Quran-Burning Pastor: How America Treats a "Model" Muslim Family).

I can't say if the father or somebody else put the kid up to it or if the kid did it in a misguided attempt to help his father's campaign/notoriety. Here's the thing:

The father is the one who volunteered to play the "defense" lawyer for the Quaran in the Terry Jones mock trial preceding the Quaran burning. He's a Sudanese immigrant who started out selling hot dogs, eventually moved on to taxi driving and eventually started a taxi company. He's also been nominated twice (2010 and 2015) to run for President of Sudan. If you search for his name and National Reform Party, you'll see him mentioned in numerous sources. He was also recently profiled in The North Dallas Gazette.

Here's the other thing. Of all the possible "inventions" this young tinkerer could have possibly brought to school, I think we can all agree that a small suitcase looking device with a red illuminated display is a close second only to an alarm clock taped to a bundle of road flares in terms of suspicious looking devices.

It defies reason given the context that he took that to school without expecting an incident. My gut feeling is the kid thought he was doing a good thing. Maybe he thought it would only get him suspended or maybe he didn't have precise expectations and the stunt turned out better than he could have hoped, going explosively viral.

On the other hand, the police did arrest him and I don't doubt that his ethnicity and religion played some part in the decision. There's been no claims from the police or the school that he misrepresented the device in any way at all. So in that regard, it's kind of a brilliant bit of social engineering because without the police overreacting and arresting him, there'd have been no story.




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