UPDATE!!!!! UPDATE!!!!! UPDATE!!!
O.k. Many, Many…Many people have been asking for an UPDATE on that genius young man, AHMED MOHAMED, who was ARRESTED for bringing a homemade clock to school in Irving, Texas, last month. Yes…Remember, the Irving Police arrested him, even, after they knew the device he brought to school…WAS A JUST A “CLOCK.” These devilish rascals didn’t even bother to contact his parents…first. Of course not…that would have been too much like the RIGHT THING to do. Why call the parents…when you can just harass a Muslim child??? Now…not to know that Ahmed’s arrest was motivated by the fact that this child is MUSLIM…is just being too damn naive. Why do I say this? First, because I speak nothing but the truth. Second, because many…many….maaanny Americans are so afraid (shaking in their shoes…AFRAID) that every Muslim in this country… wants either to “Blow them Up” or “Cut their Heads Off.” I’ll let them choose which one, or… if both, applies to their type of thinking. O.k. Now…to add insult to injury…the child was also suspended from school. Who does this shit to a child??? Racist Hearts…that’s who!!!
Alright. So, for Ahmed…Where do things stand at this time??? O.k. About 2 weeks ago, Ahmed went to visit the Qatar Foundation’s sprawling Education City. In a news release from the Foundation, Ahmed said, “I was really impressed with everything that Qatar Foundation has to offer and the campuses are really cool.“
On this past Monday, Oct. 21st…Ahmed met with President Obama at the White House Astronomy Night. Ahmed was among 300 visitors to “Astronomy Night,” which celebrates science and learning. How cool is that! President Obama had asked Ahmed to bring his “infamous clock” to the White House but Ahmed, wasn’t able to show his “clock” to President Obama because… it was still in the Irving Police’s custody. (GGGGRRRR – that makes me soooooo mad) Anyway.
About 24 hours after Ahmed met with President Obama… Ahmed’s family announced that he was offered scholarships for school & college in Doha, Qatar. And…the scholarships were accepted. Meaning??? Meaning…Ahmed, his parents & siblings will leave the U.S. this coming week…for Qatar. Where is Qatar? It is next to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.
Ahmed will take part in the Young Innovators Program at the Qatar Foundation. Ahmed said, “I got to meet other kids who are also really interested in science and technology. I think I will learn a lot and also have lots of fun there.”
So…Why Now? Why did Ahmed’s parents decide to allow their son to accept scholarships for a school (that’s on the other side of the world)… where the whole family would have to be uprooted? You have to know that this was a major decision for this family. You have to know that this was also…a very painful predicament that this family found themselves having to do deal with. No doubt.
Soooo..Did it have anything to do with the negative (to put it mildly) experiences that Ahmed just went through at the Irving, Texas high school??? OF COURSE IT DID! How could it not! You would have to be living under a rock, or something, not to understand…how such harassment & how such a clear display of prejudices…against a 14 year old child…would impact the child & his family. It had to be traumatic. Very…Traumatic.
According to the Dallas Morning News, here’s what Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, said about the situation, “We are going to move to a place where my kids can study and learn, and all of them being accepted by that country.” The operative term here people is… “accepted.” How could that man continue to feel “accepted” by a country that went from “zero to one hundred” in escalating a “nothing” situation into an “arrest” situation regarding his son??? HIS MINOR SON. How could that man continue to feel “accepted” by a country that didn’t even have the decency to contact him or his wife, before they interrogated & arrested his son?
Oh, yeah…&, don’t let me forget this part…The Irving Police department didn’t even bother to read Ahmed his rights before they arrested him. An oversight??? HELL NO. In their minds…what rights did Ahmed have that they were bound to acknowledge? In this land of the free & home of the brave…Where have we heard about this scenario before??? Let me see… Yes, I got it. Remember the statements that were made by a United States Supreme Court Chief Justice who called himself, Roger Taney. It happened on March 6, 1857, when Chief Justice Taney issued the court’s decision in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case. Justice Taney noted that the question of law before the Court was… Whether African Americans are citizens of the United States and thus able to file suit in federal court? Justice Taney’s analysis of that issue is as follows: “[African Americans] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it.”
So, what we have here in Ahmed’s situation, is this…a different factual scenario…but…the same racist mentality. A mentality that thinks & acts out, “Look here Brown Boy… You have no rights that a White Police Officer has to respect.” Hence, no parents contacted…no rights read…etc…etc… You get the picture.
It has also been reported that Ahmed’s family was pushed… not just by the trauma of the arrest but by the anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant attacks on him and his family that followed. (SURPRISE! SURPRISE!) The Dallas Morning News reports that Ahmed’s uncle, Aldean Mohamed said, “This has destroyed the whole family, you know. We are here for 30 years. We love Irving and want to be in Irving but this is their choice [to leave].” The Washington Post reports that Ahmed’s sister Eyman said the Middle East won’t feel too different from the U.S., except that the family will be surrounded by Muslims like themselves. That says it all, doesn’t it??? “Muslims like ourselves.” People seek the comfort…& the sanctuary of others, like them…who they can relate to…when they are harassed, maligned & treated so harshly.
You know what else?… To this day, neither the school nor police have apologized or expressed any regret for suspending Ahmed & arresting him…again…for having a clock. But, while I have been disgusted & upset about what this family has gone through…I think the saddest part for me is this… It’s been reported that this family has no intent on ever coming back to this country. I know in my heart…it is our loss…not theirs. So, I say this to Ahmed & his family…“I pray nothing but the best for you. Keep God always first in your heart & you will be able to sustain anything that this life throws your way. Just know that you are loved by many…who you will never see… face to face. May God Bless You & Keep You & Always make his face to shine upon You. Much love, Iris.”
P.S. Ahmed, tweeted Friday:
5:14 PM – 23 Oct 2015