Ahmed Mohammed’s clock project catapulted the issues of school security to national attention of the President of the United States, the media, and the world. When Ahmed built his clock, that some said looked more like a suitcase bomb than a clock, he may have had no idea the school project would bring him the attention that he immediately received.
His family decried the incident and called the situation a case of stereotyping, discrimination, and religious persecution. The family hired a lawyer and may be planning a lawsuit against the school district. President Obama has invited Ahmed to the White House on Oct. 19th, in a move that some criticized as inappropriate and misplaced.
The mayor of New York City even invited Ahmed to NY and named a day in his honor. But what some have called a misunderstanding and a rush to judgement, others are calling a stupid move on Ahmed’s part.
Now, Megan Kelly of Fox News reported that Ahmed’s father has a history that needs to be examined in light of his son’s actions. In what was called a “disturbing new twist,” reporter Trace Gallagher detailed that Ahmed’s father, Elhassan Mohamed, appears to be maintaining two very different Facebook pages.
War is deceit, indeed. Ahmed’s father has 2 Facebook pages, English & Arabic, with polar opposite messages & views https://t.co/AQe60ZxHfF
— Schillaci (@Shaqton) October 8, 2015
On one of Elhassan Mohamed’s Facebook pages, he insists that Islam prohibits “killing without rightness”.
“There’s also an Arabic Facebook page for the National Reform Party, a political party started by Elhassan Mohamed, bearing a similar profile picture and address,” Gallagher explained. “Only, this webpage is much more active and the tone is very different, including a 14-minute conspiracy theory clip on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and a post that shows the smoking World Trade towers, describing as a U.S. sponsored hoax to launch a world war against Islam and Muslims.”
While it is not new that many Muslims believe the U.S. attacked itself on 9/11, what is new knowledge for many is that Ahmed’s father is a politician who reportedly has run for president of Sudan, even though he lives in Irving, Texas.
Additionally, the Blaze has reported that “The Irving District maintains it has information that could provide crucial context to the now infamous clock incident, but are unable to speak out without the permission of Mohamed’s parents because he is a minor.”
What do you think? Did the Mohammed family orchestrate the hoax bomb stunt to gain attention to their political beliefs?