“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive..”
That single line from Sir Walter Scott’s epic historical poem about the Battle of Flodden Field, titled “Marmion”, has been quoted and used so many times that it has become famous in its own right. And rightly so, since those of us who were raised as kids during the golden age of radio, also had another great line that lodges securely in the memory, to whit: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows..”
Which leads me very easily into today’s topic, that of the Adventures of Ahmed the ClockMed. Didn’t take blogosphere pundits long to come up with that catchy title for the kid from Irving Texas who “designed and constructed” a clock which in reality was bought from RadioShack or similar store, dismantled and placed within his pencil box – an activity that couldn’t have taken him longer than 5 minutes at the most – which he then took to school looking suspiciously like a timed clock bomb. And people around the country, and now, the world, threw a hissy-fit because he was arrested?
Jump forward a week or two, and Ahmed the ClockMed (pulled from Irving’s MacArthur High School by his father), has been on something of a worldwind/worldwide acceptance tour to Islamic Jihadist Muslim Terrorist Countries to be feted by some of the most dangerous terrorist criminals on the planet. And he gets lauded for it!
As a lead-in to Rick Moran’s blog in today’s American Thinker, someone needs to figure out exactly what Ahmed the ClockMed’s purpose is. As I mentioned in a piece when the story first broke, he is being groomed for something, and the MacArthur High School prank was just the first break. ClockMed is being played by his father, and we are being played by Obama all to promote not only his vision of Islam, but to prove we are all Islamophobes, ie the “fundamental transformation” he spoke of during his first inaugural teleprompter-read.
Looks like clock boy is shaking hands with all the top terrorists these days. I’m sure the news media will spend as much time pointing this out as they did making an issue of how wronged the kid was when he was detained by police. This little muzzie sure gets around, doesn’t he? Not exactly your typical fourteen year old. When does he (and the responsibility of his father?) have time for school? On the other hand, this “kid” really has a future. He’ll probably get a job making bombs for muzzies who are ready for their 72 virgins, and who knows, little Mohamed may one day grow up to be a skilled bomb maker and thus contribute to the global jihad against Western Civilization. And he may even win a Nobel Peace Prize just like his mentor Barack Øb☭ma, (PBUH).
It was a big night last night for the 14-year-old Texas kid who made a clock that looked like a bomb and brought it to school. Ahmed Mohamed attended the White House “Astronomy Night” and, at the reception, got to exchange words with the president of the United States.
The 14-year-old Texas boy who caused an uproar when he brought a clock to school that police said looked like a bomb attended a White House event Monday night where he briefly interacted with President Obama.
Ahmed Mohamed was one of some 300 guests attending the White House’s Astronomy Night. As the president moved through the throngs of attendees after making brief remarks, Mohamed was one of the many who greeted him.
He appeared to approach Obama and exchange pleasantries as other visitors snapped pictures on their phones, although the pair was mostly obscured from view by the crowd.
The White House first reached out to Mohamed after he gained national attention when he was pulled from class and handcuffed after showing the digital clock to teachers at his Dallas high school.
Obama responded by Tweeting him an invitation to Astronomy Night at the White House.
Mohamed also stirred controversy just days ago when he was pictured with Sudanese president and alleged war criminal Omar al-Bashir.
Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes for atrocities linked to the Darfur fighting.
In his Astronomy Night remarks, Obama said he spoke earlier Monday with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
“This is some of the most fun I have on this job,” Obama said.
Does the Secret Service look a little nervous to you in this picture?
Perhaps the president should have asked young Mr. Mohamed how his meeting with Sudan’s mass murdering President Omar Bashir went. The young boy embraced the accused war criminal and gave us a great, big goober-eating grin while doing it.
Bashir is accused of murdering more than 800,000 Sudanese. But that is apparently not enough to get the president to avoid Ahmed like the plague. Now, forever etched in internet glory, the juxtaposition of the smiling clock kid who palled around with a genocidal maniac who also smiled in greeting the leader of the free world will be available for anyone interested in understanding why President Obama is considered a putz by so many. His ringing defense and immediate invite to the White House of a kid who may or may not have had other motives for building a clock that looked like a bomb was just to prove how intolerant the rest of us are.