RUSH: Do you remember Clock Boy? Well, now, this is a fascinating development in the Clock Boy story as well, it’s from Reuters, and they are ticked. Oh, they are livid. “Within days of demanding a total of $15 million from the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District, ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed announced in a long distance phone interview from Qatar, he is homesick and wants to come home to Texas now.
“In October, Ahmed accepted a fully-funded education scholarship from the Qatar Foundation, an organization with reputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, over an invitation to MIT, which is among the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world.”
Now, what this is all about is, you see, this kid, Ahmed Mohammed, made this “science project,” and it looked like a suitcase bomb. And so the school reacted to it as a model of a bomb and, you know, all hell broke loose and they asked the kid to leave school and they shut down things and all that. And Obama said this is outrageous. All of the left said, “This is exactly what we’re talking about when we talk about anti-Muslim bias in this bigoted country! The backlash against Muslims has got to stop. This is just a genius of a 15-year-old boy, innocent little science project, a clock.”
By the way, there was nothing ingenious about it. I mean, it was an ugly suitcase and it was an ugly looking clock. But he was immediately pronounced a genius, said to be ready to go at age 15 to attend MIT, except he lived in America and thus didn’t have a chance, and so he had to get out, and Qatar took him. And this allowed the Drive-Bys to go with their narrative of how anti-Muslim the United States is; how anti-Muslim Texas is; how anti-Muslim Dallas is; how anti-Muslim Irving, Texas, is; how anti-Muslim the general major population this country is.
“See, this poor boy? He’s a genius! He’s a budding genius. He could someday cure cancer! And we’re forcing him out of the because of the racism and bigotry of the United States.” The media loved that narrative. Well, the kid has blown it by asking to come home, and that is why Reuters is ticked off. And they are really ticked off. And now Reuters is dumping all over the kid. Now Reuters is telling the story about his science project, it wasn’t a clock. They’re just dumping all over him. He was a hero a few weeks ago.
He was a symbol of all that’s wrong in the United States, and he’s now made the egregious error of saying he’s homesick for America, and he wants to come back. Folks, this is an object lesson on our news media. Now that Ahmed Mohammed has told a local TV station he wants to come back to Texas, Reuters has turned on this kid. They call him “Clock Boy” now. They never called him Clock Boy! They called him Ahmed Mohammed, future MIT genius. But now he’s being called by the derogative term “Clock Boy” term by Reuters.
And in this story, they get real close to accusing him of being a money-grubber, and they hint that he is being manipulated by his handlers. They even note in the story that the Qatar Foundation that gave him scholarship is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is another attempt to besmirch the kid. Now he’s a terrorist. Now he’s tied to terrorists. But just a few short weeks ago, this guy was a hero. This kid was a hero. He was the symbol of all that’s wrong in America.
Except, he wants to come back.
The Drive-Bys have egg on their face, they’re embarrassed, and it’s time to make this kid pay. The final paragraph is a textbook attack. They mock him as “the poster boy for Islamophobia,” and all of this just because he’s ruining their feel-good narrative about how America is narrow-minded and Islamophobic and has driven a young genius from our shores. It’s just, as I say, an object lesson. And now they’re piling on. The next story is from KDFW-TV in Dallas, the Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate.
“Past Irving MacArthur Student Says She Didn’t Experience Islamophobia.” That’s the school Clock Boy attended. So now the gloves are really coming off. “A young woman with similar religious beliefs as the teen arrested over a clock said she didn’t experience the alleged Islamophobia that he said occurred at IrvingÂ’s MacArthur High School. Ahmed Mohamed’s family is demanding $15 million dollars from the city claiming discrimination and a negative impact from the arrest. In stark contrast, 18-year-old Amena Jamali said her experience at MacArthur was purely positive.
“The 2015 valedictorian said in the four years she was at MacArthur, both teachers and administrators bent over backwards to accommodate her religious requests.” So they’re dumping all over Clock Boy now. The entire media is aiming at this poor kid, all because he’s destroying their narrative by wanting to come back to the hellhole that is discrimination.