SHOW AND TELL BECOMES HELL FOR MUSLIM STUDENT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

SHOW AND TELL BECOMES HELL FOR MUSLIM STUDENT

When a Muslim 9th grader brought his homemade clock, a circuit board wired to a digital display, to school in Irving, Texas, he was led out in handcuffs for creating a “hoax bomb.” Ahmed Mohamed now says he’ll never bring one of his inventions to school again.

This story has gone viral over the last 24 hours, and people are pointing fingers at Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne — a right-wing extremist who gives speeches at churches about how Muslims are “infiltrating” her suburban Texas community.

Mayor Van Duyne has misused Christianity to create a climate of fear and Islamophobia, and now that climate has resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for the crime of using his God-given gifts of curiosity and inventiveness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no question Ahmed Mohamed is the victim here. The claim that he made a "hoax bomb" is nonsense. He told everyone he showed it to it was a clock. But the damage goes far beyond Mohamed and includes every other student who watched this happen. They, Like Ahmed, will be less likely to experiment and bring their projects to school.

The above is a photo from my grade school days when the school had a model contest.

I built a model telephone.

That worked.

I won a prize, which encouraged me to go on working with technology.

So if today's "educational" system reacts to inventive students in such an over the top manner, and shuts down their inventiveness instead of rewarding it ... where do tomorrow's high technology designers and engineers come from?

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