Will Ahmed Mohammad be demonstrating clock-making at Sidwell Friends?
Ahmed Mohammad likes to tinker with gadgets. So he built a digital clock and showed it to people at school. President Obama was certainly impressed, tweeting:
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
Do you think President Obama might call on Ahmed to demonstrate how his clock works at Sidwell Friends, where Sasha and Malia attend? Do you think Ahmed could demonstrate how the timing mechanism works? Could he jury-rig a method of setting the alarm remotely by cellphone? Do you think Mrs. Obama would mind if her children learned about Ahmed's clock-making techniques firsthand?
And what about you? If your children went to school with a Muslim who built a clock, you wouldn't be upset, would you?
Or would you pull your child from that school and not return him as long as that particular Muslim clock-maker was there?
I'm guessing that most people would have the lattermost reaction. First of all, kids don't make clocks anymore. Kids made clocks and radios in the 1950s and 1960s. That's not what kids do for science fairs anymore. That in itself make's Ahmed's little science project suspicious.
Clocks are associated with bombs, planted and detonated mostly by Muslims in the Middle East, but also by some Muslims here, like the Boston bomber. It may be that Ahmed was innocently playing with clocks and was unaware of this connection. But his parents must have been aware of it, and yet they let him do it. I think Ahmed's family and perhaps Ahmed himself, far from being innocent, were trying to goad and taunt Americans with his little "science project."
Consider how sensitive schools are – kids are suspended for even having guns on their shirts, for the slightest hint of acts of violence. And then a Muslim kid brings in a major component of a bomb, and we're supposed to think he and his family were unaware of the implications. I think they were perfectly aware, and that any concerned family would pull their child out of that school while Ahmed the clockmaker was there. Because the sad fact is that some Muslims in America are radicalized, and they kill without warning. When it comes to kids, there is no taking chances.
Obama took advantage of this situation, of course, to proclaim his solidarity with Ahmed in this innocent science experiment. Even Mark Zuckerberg chimed in:
"Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed," Zuckerberg wrote. "Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I'd love to meet you."
Zuckerberg's wife is expecting a child. I wonder what he would think about hiring a clock-making Muslim babysitter.
The fact is, because we don't know which Muslims will kill, we have to take extra precautions. Obama's comment is meant to stick a finger in the eye of Americans who are concerned about the dangers of radical Islam. You can bet that none of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims Obama is importing will live within miles of his gated and guarded paradise in Hawaii or Nantucket or Palm Springs.
This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.