Then, sure enough, the next day the news shows Acme Bank CEO Guido Gambino being hauled out of his office in handcuffs by Federal Marshal's.
The national news about the 14-year-old super-kid, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested in his high school in Irving, Tx for bringing his home-made clock to school, seems to be quieting down, but not so here in North Texas. What we're hearing now is becoming more and more "smelly". Here is the latest:
Now there is considerable question about whether Ahmed's clock was home-made at all. It seems it may have just been an old Radio Shack model that he (or someone) took out of its case and installed in a briefcase to look as if it was home-made. But why?
Then it was reported by Irving Mayor Beth Duyne that the city was to meet with Mr. & Mrs. Mohamed (the parents) the day of the "incident", but the family cancelled. Instead, "at the exact time they were to be meeting with us" said Mayor Duyne, "they were on their front lawn with a news conference." And the parents won't allow the police account of what happened that day at school to be released to the public, which they can prohibit since Ahmed is a minor. Why not, if it will bolster their claim of profiling?
And a nice little shindig their news conference was, too. It seems the family served pizza and refreshments to the assembled news media beforehand. Hmmmm....
I find it hard to believe that geeky, innocent looking 14-year-old kid could perpetrate such an elaborate hoax, if that's what it turns out to be (assuming anyone digs deep enough, long enough to find out one way or the other). So who might? His dad, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, an ambitious, one-time candidate for President of Sudan, today the director of the Islamic Sufi Center in Texas?
"It was Islamophobia", they protested. May be. But something just has my bullshit guard on high alert.