The arrest prompted outrage with thousands expressing their anger at authorities for arresting the boy over his school project [AP]

One of the more interesting factoids from the many simpering, boot-licking press accounts of the poor bomb hoax clockmeister:

Before we left for the television studio, Ahmed had taken me into his bedroom to show me the now-famous desk where everything gets built. I asked if I could take a picture; he nodded and sat on his desk chair holding up a tangle of wires, and, seeing his Koran, grabbed it from his desk and held it up next to the wires.

Clearly the Daily Beast didn’t run that photo. But if the teen is so devout, it would give the school concern, should it not?

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His father, a long-time Islamaphobia-huckster, told the press:

“My kid was hurt and was tortured and arrested and mistreated in front of his friends inside of the school.”


Needless to say, their CAIR spokes-supremacist never leaves their side.

“The only real news I have for you is that Ahmed’s not going back to MacArthur,” family spokesperson Alia Salem from the Council on American-Islamic Relations tells me. “But, we’re about to drive to the television studio in a minute. Why don’t you come along? Sit next to Ahmed, you can ask him your questions.”

This is CAIR’s wet dream, and a 14 year old’s, no doubt.

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student in Irving, Texas, made headlines yesterday after local authorities arrested him for bringing a homemade clock to his high school.

According to news reports, the teen showed his creation to an English teacher before being taken out of school in handcuffs.

But Mohamed is not the first student to face the unintended backlash of zero-tolerance policies at schools in the United States. Here are nine other instances in recent years where students were treated like criminals for seemingly innocuous behavior:

1. A Pennsylvania kindergartner was suspended for talking about shooting her Hello Kitty bubble gun while waiting in line for the bus in January 2013. According to reports, the bubble gun was not with her at the time. When pressed to explain why she brought up the gun, the little girl told a professional counselor that one of her friends likes Hello Kitty. Due to her young age, the girl’s suspension was cut down to two days.