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The Strange Story of Ahmed Mohamed & His Suspiciously Bomb-Like Clock

Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne made news on Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV show Monday night regarding the strange case of "clock-boy" Ahmed Mohammed.

Ahmed is the 14-year-old freshman from Irving, Texas, who ran into trouble with school and police authorities when he brought a clock to school that looked suspiciously like a briefcase bomb. Ahmed claims to have "invented" the clock and brought it to school to show his shop teacher.

Here is a video demonstration of someone putting together a clock like the one Ahmed brought to school:

As you can see, Ahmed didn't "invent" squat.

He was arrested and briefly detained by police for assembling what looked to all the world like a hoax bomb.

Mayor Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has not only repeatedly refused to meet with city officials but refused to sign a school release form that would explain the school and police's side of the story.

Instead, the family held a press conference in their front yard flanked by CAIR lawyers.

The mayor of Irving became a target of Islamists and leftists last February, when she opposed sharia-based arbitration courts that were trying to get a foothold in town.

She immediately took action, proposing a law that was passed by the city council forbidding the establishment of sharia courts.

Since then, as Glenn Beck noted, she has been "hammered" by well-funded Muslim activists and their left-wing sympathizers.