Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohamed’s Family Blocking Release of Records; Obama Tweeted Support Even Before “Clock” Pic Released
From: pamelageller.com, by Pamela Geller, on Sep 23, 2015, see the article HERE. Red emphasis is mine – Garnet92.
As details begin to emerge (in spite of the family’s refusal to release the report), it appears that I was right from the very first. This was a set-up, one in which the President took part.
Obama tweeted out “cool clock” before the photo was released. Who has such immediate access to the Oval office?
Ahmed brought that thing to school knowing that it looked like “a threat,” knowing it “looked suspicious.” He refused to answer questions from school personnel and police about “his intentions and why he had brought the device to school.” Clearly they needed to know if Ahmed had brought anything else to school like ….. an explosive component to the bomb.
James Hanson, a former Army Special Forces veteran, wrote the following at Townhall.com concerning Ahmed Mohamed’s device:
… I have built and taught classes on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the clock [Ahmed Mohamed] brought to school is a dead ringer for the trigger used on many of these homemade bombs.
Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne said last night that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called “clock” were publicly available.
A video shows that the supposed clock invention by a 14-year-old is in fact not an invention. The “clock” is a commercial bedside alarm clock removed from its casing. There is nothing to indicate that the clock was even assembled by the child.
Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohamed’s Family Blocking Release of Records; Obama Tweeted Support Even Before “Clock” Pic Released,” Townhall, September 22, 2015
Last night, Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called “clock” were publicly available.
Appearing on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV, Van Duyne noted how reporting on the interaction between Mohammed and police had been remarkably one-sided, in part because the Mohammed family refused to release records noting:
“As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has asked the family, to release the records, so that you can have the balanced story out there. The family is ignoring the request from the ISD.”
Van Duyne told Beck it would “help to describe why it progressed as it did” if the records were available. “Nobody is going to walk in and say, ‘oh you’re a 14-year old child, you’re totally cooperating, we have all the answers we need, let’s arrest you,’” Van Duyne added.
A spokesperson for the Irving Police Department has said there have been multiple open records requests for the full police reporting, but that those requests remained in the hands of the city’s legal advisor. The available police report describes the event only as, “…Arrestee being in possession of a hoax bomb at MacArthur High School.”
Van Duyne said that according to the information she had seen, Mohammed had been “non-responsive” and “passive aggressive” in response to questions from police officers.
The refusal to amiably resolve the situation continued as the family rushed to bring Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) representatives into the case, and repeatedly cancelled meetings with the school district and city officials before finally speaking to the media.
“We had tried to reach out to the family a number of times; this was before it ever even hit the papers on Wednesday,” Van Duyne said pointing out that the family repeatedly canceled attempts to discuss the matter.
“At the exact same time they were supposed to be meeting with us, they were on their front lawn with a press conference,“ she said.
Van Duyne also pointed out that President Obama, like many others, had rushed to judgment before the facts in the case had become available.
“We never even got a call from anybody at the White House asking to verify any of that information. I don’t think the picture of the hoax bomb was even released before he tweeted ‘cool clock kid.’” Van Duyne said.
Van Duyne said she was “shocked” when she saw the President’s tweet to Ahmed Mohammed. “It seems to be an underlying habit that [President Obama] is going to second guess police officers without any kind of information.”
Van Duyne said that the Irving police chief, whom she called “a wonderful man”, was receiving death threats as a result of the case, as were other police officers, teachers and school administrators, in response to the controversy.
Van Duyne was joined on the Glenn Beck program by Jim Hanson, a former Special Forces Sergeant and Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, who pointed out CAIR’s documented ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist group Hamas, and that the Mohammed family were members of a mosque tied to an Irving Sharia Tribunal which Mayor Van Duyne had publicly opposed.
“I don’t think there’s any question that this latest event was a PR stunt, it was a staged event,” Hanson said, saying the device did look like an explosive. “I’ve built briefcase bombs and blown them up, that’s what they look like,” Hanson pointed out referring to his time with Special Forces.
“They basically took a situation that the police handled properly, the school handled properly and all of a sudden everyone involved is a hater,” Hanson added.
Van Duyne also pointed out that the “teacher was reacting to the device not the student” stressing, “If something had happened, and nobody had spoken up, people would be livid. Can you imagine if you were a parent, at [Irving School District] and no one said anything?”
Apparently, it runs in the family – this, from Ahmed’s sister [from wnd.com]
The 17-year-old sister of Muslim “clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed says she too was suspended from school due to a “bomb”-related accusation.
Eyman Mohamed told the Daily Beast during a day-long interview with the family Sept. 17 about an incident where she was accused of wanting to blow up her school.
“I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with,” Mohamed told the Daily Beast. “I got suspended and I didn’t do anything about it. And so, when I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn’t get to stand up, so I’m making sure he’s standing up because it’s not right. So I’m not jealous. I’m kinda like – it’s like he’s standing for me.”
The young girl said her suspension did not take place at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. Instead, her punishment came during her first year of middle school when the family moved to the state from New York City.
“I knew English, but the culture was different, the people were different,” Mohamed told the Daily Beast.
The 17-year-old’s claim continues a string of strange developments surrounding the Sept. 14 detention of her 14-year-old brother when a clock he “invented” was suspected of being a bomb.
NBA owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks told HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher last Friday he spoke to Ahmed on the phone but was puzzled as to why his sister kept trying to feed him answers.
“We talked about science, but while I’m talking to him on the phone, as I ask him a question, ‘Tell me what happened because I’m curious.’ Right? His sister, over his shoulder, you could hear, listening to the question, giving him the answer,” Cuban said, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.
Electronics expert Thomas Talbot also posted a video Sept. 18 on the fraudulent nature of Mohamed’s so-called “invention,” arguing that the device was not an invention at all.
Talbot said the boy appears to have simply ripped out existing components from a standard digital alarm clock. After removing the plastic cover, he said, Mohamed attached the internal components to the inside of a suitcase, WND reported.
“This child, nothing against him personally, never built a clock,” said Talbot, WND reported. “He did not invent a clock or build it, and I’m going to show you why. … What this is is a commercial alarm clock, as you would purchase in any department store and use at your bedside. All he did was remove the plastic case from the alarm clock. This is not an invention. This is not something that someone built or even assembled.”
And now, they’re spreading a false story that the police won’t give the “clock” back [from: breitbart.com]
The family and supporters of “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed continue to spread false narratives to garner sympathy and disparage authorities, this time acting as though Irving, Texas police are withholding the suspicious looking device that Mohamed brought to school from his family. Mohamed has seen a flood of support from everyone from President Obama to officials at Facebook to Google, who hailed the boy for the clock he claimed to have invented that turned out to be a 1980s device from Radio Shack that he had removed from its case.
The lead paragraph of a national story on ABCNews.go.com suggests the attorneys are tasked with retrieving the clock. The picture:
The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock into school that was mistaken for a bomb, has hired a lawyer to get the timepiece back and has decided to home school the teen and his siblings.
“The family has now hired two Dallas attorneys, Thomas Bowers and Reggie London, to pursue Ahmed’s legal rights and regain his science project from the Irving Police Department,” read a statement from representatives for the family released today.
However, as the Dallas Morning News reports in the last paragraph of the article about Mohamed retaining legal counsel, the family were told days ago they were free to pick up the clock at any point. The ABC story makes no mention of this, even though it was published hours after the Dallas Morning News Story, which says:
Irving police announced Wednesday that they had notified Ahmed’s family Friday that the clock could be picked up any weekday at police headquarters. Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, has told The Dallas Morning News that he planned to retrieve the item but wasn’t sure when.
By now, it should be pretty evident that this family is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, next-door neighbor. They’re apparently tight with CAIR and with all things Muslim, including accusing good honest American citizens doing their jobs, of being Islamophobic and discriminating against brown-skinned individuals. The dad immigrated from Sudan and has returned there twice to run for the Sudanese presidency. He is a political activist and is no stranger to television cameras. In other words, all of the publicity surrounding Ahmed’s faux pas will probably be good for him. He’ll meet president Obama and that alone should polish his credentials for his next presidential attempt. Is he behind the whole thing? I don’t know, but it certainly seems plausible.
The Mohameds – good neighbors? I kinda doubt it.
Here’s a hypothetical question: would someone please explain to me why I should welcome a Muslim family (like the Mohameds) moving into my neighborhood? How will I benefit? Why will this diversity be good for me or my neighbors? These are honest questions. Why shouldn’t I prefer to have a good old boy from East Texas and his family move in – or even a Yankee family from Boston? In all honesty, Muslims in general, don’t have a good track record in my perception. All I’m saying is, don’t expect Garnet92 to roll out the red carpet for the Abdullah or Mohammed family if they move into my neighborhood.