When he carried a case into his school to show his technology teacher how he built his own clock, his teacher told him it was nice, but not to show it around to anyone else. In a case with wires running to a timing device, it was capable of telling time. But, it was mistaken for a bomb.
The liberals are calling it Islamaphobia while the conservatives are supporting the suspicion. Here is another incident where both sides have faults as well as strong points. Of course, with the twitter tweets come support for Ahmed and his ingenuity. His parents say he was born a whiz kid and he likes to invent things. The first step in learning to invent is to build something that has already been invented. No problem with that at all.
Obama Wrote Him
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Of Course, Zuckerberg Likes The Kid
So if I saw a device like this from a student of mine, I would ask what it is and how it works. I can already see the timing device. So, I would take a good look at it and have him show me how it keeps time.
Here are a few good questions about that exchange:
If you are a teacher and you thought it was a bomb, why would you confiscate it? Have you ever heard of a teacher confiscating a bomb?
If you are the police and you are called about a possible bomb, do you come and handle the case? Or do you call a bomb squad and evacuate the school?
Of course, evacuating the school and calling the bomb squad would have been an even greater overreaction. But, it would have shown that you seriously mistook a clock for a bomb.
Now, the liberals act like it’s no big deal. But in this day and age, there is cause for a lot of concern. How can the liberals act like this is no big deal when they got so upset about a kid eating a pop tart into the shape of a gun? He was suspended from school and the liberals supported that suspension wholeheartedly.
Of course, the issue got muddied and it became that he was a disruptive kid who was a disciplinary problem in the first place. But, they earlier said that it was just after the Sandy Hook shooting and everyone was still sensitive over that matter. I tend to go with the first excuse administrators give rather than the well-thought out one days later after every person with an agenda has had a chance to refine the story and pitch it the way they want.
The problem is we’re not being very honest with ourselves. Everything is being done with a political slant. If the issue with Ahmed is Islamaphobia, then when is it okay to be suspicious of something out of place? Kids don’t normally take cases to school with wires running all through them.
Just try to understand the apprehension. Cell phones can be used to blow up bombs. Timing devices are often used in bombs. It’s a reality today. Terrorism is not fake and it’s not far away, in some other country where we can consider ourselves safe. It’s in Boston. It’s in New York. It’s in Washington D.C. Just try to understand the apprehension.