Albert Einstein is widely credited with declaring “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. It really doesn’t matter that there’s absolutely no evidence that Einstein actually made this statement; it’s still a great quote! Likewise, it really doesn’t matter that whoever did coin this insightful genius didn’t derive their inspiration from a description of Islamic Jihadist Muslim Terrorist strategy and tactics; but they certainly could have done!
As Part 2 of the sorry Ahmed the ClockMed’s adventure into the arena of Islamic Jihadist Muslim Terrorism, I have nothing but pity for this kid. He is exactly like the young men who are brainwashed into strapping bombs to their chests and ending their own lives in an attempt to kill infidels and assure their own places in Paradise. He is simply a tool – a pawn – a dupe who never had much of a chance to be anything other than what he became. Blame his Muslim parents, his father in particular. I say that because we’ve had our share of Muslim “honor killings” in North Texas because of Muslim fathers laying down Shari’ah Law.
As most of those who are personally acquainted with me would agree, I generally go through life as a reasonably self-controlled type of person. I do have a temper at times that bubbles below the surface, but I try to keep my mouth shut and my hands at my sides when I know that I am angry enough to say or do things that I might regret. The latest episode was in the Lewisville Post Office yesterday when it took me all of 30 minutes to get a couple of birthday cards off to my sister and brother-in-law in England. The reason for my delay? A couple of suspicious men arguing with the clerk about what and what they couldn’t do about packaging requirements and the content matter therein being mailed to who knows where, and how the clerk should be responsible for doing everything for them. It finally took the supervisor to usher them out of the foyer. During that little kerfuffle, I did indeed keep my mouth shut and arms duly folded.
The frequently mocked yet always vindicated Alex Jones has long and consistently stated that incidents such as Clock Boy and the fake right/left paradigm are nothing but cheap theatre for those willing to be entertained by it. This was clearly a set-up, a stooge pageant scripted in advance. Once again we see how Muslims think. I’m not as concerned about BombBoy’s departure as I am with our importation of those who follow such teachings and actively seek to impose them here. There is absolutely NO reason for the U.S. to recruit or import Muslims from 7th-century backgrounds. This is a free, Judeo-Christian nation in which Islam has no place.
Quote from the piece coming up: “Ahmed’s 18-year-old sister is enthusiastic about the move”. This young lady is fixin’ to get a serious education of her own. She will never get away now. She will get married off and live a miserable life remembering the good old days in the United States.
Can we be done with the “clock boy” now, please? I am so sick of reading about this do-nothing. “He took the clock out of the console, big deal. Oh, and this is the achievement of the “Muslim of the year” here in America. Not exactly a shining example of a people, is it?
I don’t know how much more of this kind of stuff I can take.
On to Thomas Lifson and his “Clock Boy Ahmed” in American Thinker…
It is really easy to sucker the knee-jerk left — a group so broad that it includes President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergey Brin of Google, and Bill Nye the purported “Science Guy.” Ahmed Mohammed (or maybe his dad) just proved that by pulling off the Great Clock Caper in Texas, and now they are taking the money and running – to Qatar.
Taking apart a 1980s-era digital clock and putting it into a pencil case so that it bore some resemblance to a bomb, and then bringing it to school for a science fair was guaranteed to trigger a Zero Tolerance reaction. School administrators have been known to throw children out of school for chewing Pop Tarts into the shape of a gun, after all. Ahmed got exactly the reaction he expected, and with his evasive answers, even got arrested. Propaganda gold! The claim that he was being persecuted because of his dark skin and Muslim name was perfect for the progressive media narrative. Never mind all those other, non-Muslim victims of idiotic Zero Tolerance school officials.
As you no doubt know, in addition to meeting with tech luminaries, Ahmed got to the White House and met with President Obama. And less than 24 hours later, he and his family announced they were moving to Qatar, which outbid others anxious to shower boons upon the boy and his family:
“After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity,” the family said in a news release Tuesday.
America is such an intolerant and repressive place that it is quite understandable why Ahmed and his family would flee to Qatar. In Qatar, whose Constitution’s first clause is “Qatar is an independent sovereign Arab State. Its religion is Islam and the Shari’a Law shall be the principal source of its legislation,” there is no religious freedom for infidels. And as foreign nationals, they might want to keep in mind this, from Soros-funded Human Rights Watch:
The kafala (sponsorship) system ties a migrant worker’s legal residence to his or her employer, or sponsor. Migrant workers commonly complain that employers fail to pay their wages on time if at all, but are barred from changing jobs without their sponsoring employer’s consent other than in exceptional cases and with express permission of the Interior Ministry. Adding to their vulnerability, they must obtain an exit visa from their sponsor in order to leave Qatar. Migrant workers are prohibited from unionizing or engaging in strikes, although they make up 99 percent of the private sector workforce.
Many migrant workers live in cramped, unsanitary conditions, especially those working without documentation.
Workers can become undocumented when employers report them as having absconded, or when they fail to pay to renew workers’ annual ID cards. A lack of proper documentation leaves workers at risk of arrest and detention or deportation. It also leaves them at risk of further labor exploitation. Authorities rarely, if ever, bring criminal prosecutions against employers for violating Qatar’s labor or anti-trafficking laws.
Of course, the Mohammed family are not unskilled laborers, so they may expect to fare better. And at least for now, they enjoy the government’s favor. However, HRW warns:
A number of foreign professionals working as expatriates in Qatar complained they were unable to leave the country because their employers failed or refused to issue them exit visas.
Law No. 4 of 2009, which regulates the sponsorship, employment, and residence of expatriate workers, requires they obtain residence permits, and exit permits when they wish to leave the country. Under the kafala system, these permits are provided by “residence sponsors,” who can effectively prevent those they sponsor from leaving Qatar.
The law does not require residence sponsors to justify their failure to provide an exit permit, instead placing the onus on the sponsored expatriate to find another Qatari national willing to act as an exit sponsor. Alternatively, the expatriate must publish a notice in two daily newspapers and then provide a certificate 15 days later showing that he or she faces no outstanding legal claims. The exit visa requirement cannot be justified as a means of preventing foreigners fleeing court cases in Qatar, as the Interior Ministry has separate powers to impose travel bans on non-citizens facing criminal charges or civil claims in Qatar’s courts.
There are also concerns over the arbitrary manner in which Qatar imposes indefinite travel bans against individuals accused of criminal or civil offences by their employers.
The exit visa requirement and the authorities’ use of arbitrary travel bans means that Qatari employers can prevent their foreign employees from leaving Qatar indefinitely, a power they may use unfairly to secure concessions from foreign employees with whom they are in dispute. Formerly highly-paid expatriates trapped in Qatar in 2013 included the French professional footballer, Zahir Belounis, and three former employees of the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel.
Ahmed’s 18-year-old sister is enthusiastic about the move:
“Looking at all the great offers we’ve had, it’s the best decision,” said Eyman, 18. “They even have Texas A&M at Qatar … It’s basically like America.”
She might want to consider HRW’s warning:
Provisions of Law No. 22 of 2006, Qatar’s first codified law to address issues of family and personal status law, discriminate against women. Article 36 states that two men must witness marital contracts, which are concluded by male matrimonial guardians. Article 57 prevents husbands from hurting their wives physically or morally, but article 58 states that it is a wife’s responsibility to look after the household and to obey her husband. Marital rape is not a crime.
Or perhaps the US State Department:
Qatar is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and, to a much lesser extent, forced prostitution. Men and women from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Sudan [emphasis added], Thailand, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and China voluntarily migrate to Qatar as low-skilled laborers and domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions indicative of involuntary servitude. These conditions include: threats of serious physical or financial harm; the withholding of pay; charging workers for benefits for which the employer is responsible; restrictions on freedom of movement, including the confiscation of passports and travel documents and the withholding of exit permits; arbitrary detention; threats of legal action and deportation; threats of filing false charges against the worker; and physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
So Barack Obama, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and all you other lefties, be aware that Clock Boy is not interested in freedom or tolerance or equality. He is throwing his lot in with a repressive Sharia-based regime. You’ve been had.
See also Clock Boy’s New School in Qatar Hotbed of Radical Extremism…