Barack Obama's Half-Clocked Tale of Islamophobia
All over the country, school officials are on constant high alert for weapons -- a high alert that has more than once spilled over into outright hysteria, with students being suspended for drawing guns, pointing fingers at people and saying “Bang,” etc.
Check the record. The alert has been universal. It doesn’t just single out Muslim students.
The key question here is whether Ahmed Mohamed would have been arrested if he had been a non-Muslim student and had brought the same contraption to school. Without any doubt, yes, he would have been.
However, CAIR and Obama are both avid to reinforce the narrative that Muslims are innocent victims of unjust suspicion. CAIR wants and needs "hate crimes" against Muslims, because they are the currency they use to buy power and influence in our victimhood-oriented society, and to deflect attention away from jihad terror and onto Muslims as putative victims.
CAIR (itself designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates) and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques. Hate crimes are big business for the supposed victims.
The upshot of this ridiculous brouhaha over Ahmed Mohamed and his clock will be that Muslim students will now be exempted from scrutiny for bringing suspicious objects to school: to subject them to such scrutiny would be “Islamophobic.” Will some enterprising young jihadi take advantage of this favorable new situation, and make a clock that really is a bomb? If that ever happens, school officials who remember young Ahmed Mohamed won’t dare stand in the way of the carnage the young jihadi wants to bring about. To do so would be “racist.”