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Worst Persons in the World

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

If you've even glanced at social media this morning you've probably seen the story of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student in Irving, Texas who was detained, arrested, and suspended from school because he constructed a homemade clock and brought it to school.

A member of the robotics club in middle school, Ahmed was accosted by his English teacher who said his clock looked like a bomb.

Perhaps an English teacher could be forgiven for thinking an ornate circuit board may be an explosive device, but Irving's finest were no less ignorant.

When the principal and a police officer pulled Ahmed out of sixth period, he suspected he wouldn’t get it back.

They led Ahmed into a room where four other police officers waited. He said an officer he’d never seen before leaned back in his chair and remarked: “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.”

Oh, look, a black Muslim kid. He must be a terrorist. Thank you Officer Farva.


The bell rang at least twice, he said, while the officers searched his belongings and questioned his intentions. The principal threatened to expel him if he didn’t make a written statement, he said.

“They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’” Ahmed said.

“I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.”

“He said, ‘It looks like a movie bomb to me.’

Irving police have investigating Ahmed for allegedly making a "hoax bomb"

For his part, Ahmed has reportedly vowed to "never to take an invention to school again." We wouldn't want to encourage creativity and ingenuity in school, would we?

Irving MacArthur High School officials and the Irving Police Department are the worst persons in the world.


  • essar1

    This is what happens when the mayor of Irving TX says that “Sharia Law” is coming. And what happens when politicians continue to play to fear.

  • Karen Marie

    To make it worse (if pulling a a 14-year-old kid from class and handcuffing him isn’t enough), the school and police refused to call his parents so they could be present while he was interrogated, which is most definitely illegal. In this case, I’m going out on a limb and guessing that it’s probably better this way because if his parents showed up, they likely would have been arrested as well for existing while not white Christians.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Every time someone tries to explain the over reaction they just make it sound more ridiculous.

    @ 0:25: “School Resources Officers questioned the student about his intentions and the reason why he brought the device to the school. The student would only say it was a clock and was not forthcoming at that time about any further details

    Maybe he would only say it was a clock because it was, y’know, only a clock.

    Also, notice the choice of words. “was not forthcoming about any other details.” Let’s make the kid sound like a terrorist who was refusing to cooperate rather than a kid who was answering the question he was asked.

    I’d have far more respect for police in general if the Chief acknowledged folks didn’t deal with teh situation well instead of pretending that everything was handled correctly. “Look, we have to take these things seriously when they’re reported to us and an investigating to determine whether a threat was present was appropriate and prudent. However, there was an overreaction and the actions the officers involved were not using their heads.” Is that so hard?

  • Christopher Foxx

    “It could reasonably be mistaken as a device if left in a bathroom or under a car. The concern was, what was this thing built for?

    But Officer Dumbfuck, it wasn’t left in a bathroom or under a car, was it? The only reason you knew about it was because the child showed it to his teacher and explained what it was.

    OK, so I get that things that look like maybe they could be dangerous have to be checked out. Kid brings what looks like it could be a knife to school and you have to check it out. But once you realize it’s a toy made out of rubber you confiscate it, talk to the kid and his parents and go on about the school day.

    When the object of concern turns out to be simply a clock which contains no explosive parts what moron decides FIVE cops are needed to show up to ARREST the kid? Jesus!

  • Aynwrong

    If a white kid had brought a fully loaded AR-15 to class for show and tell it would have caused less of a response then this.

    I love my country. I genuinely do. But this is disgusting. We deserve to be mocked and laughed at.

  • muselet

    Ahmed never claimed his device was anything but a clock, said police spokesman James McLellan. And police have no reason to think it was dangerous. But officers still didn’t believe Ahmed was giving them the whole story.

    “We have no information that he claimed it was a bomb,” McLellan said. “He kept maintaining it was a clock, but there was no broader explanation.”

    Asked what broader explanation the boy could have given, the spokesman explained:

    “It could reasonably be mistaken as a device if left in a bathroom or under a car. The concern was, what was this thing built for? Do we take him into custody?”

    Absolutely, tiny-brained spokesman person. Nobody makes clocks, and besides, this one would have looked suspicious if it had been placed in locations it wasn’t actually placed in by an evildoer who doesn’t exist. No wonder five (!) of Irving PD’s finest were dispatched to investigate this terrifying hypothetically potentially suspicious device.

    Asked if the teen’s religious beliefs factored into his arrest, [Irving Police Chief Larry] Boyd said the reaction “would have been the same” under any circumstances.


    If red-haired and blue-eyed Charles “Bubba” Smith, whose family has attended Irving New Reform Baptist Church of the One True God and the Rest of You Are Doomed to Hell Bwa-ha-ha! for twenty years, had made a clock more or less from scratch, the police wouldn’t have been called in the first place. In fact, Bubba would have gotten “atta-boy”s from every faculty member at MacArthur High School, specifically including that ninny of an English teacher.

    And if the police had been called, Bubba would have gotten a five-minute talking-to and sent on his way with handshakes all around.

    Also, I could be wrong, but it’s my understanding that the police cannot interrogate a minor without a parent or legal representative present. The principal, especially in this case, doesn’t count. Are the Irving cops really going to claim exigent circumstances in investigating a not-suspicious device that posed no conceivable danger to anyone?

    Irving ISD spokeswoman Lesley Weaver also addressed the media, saying that information “made public to this point has been very unbalanced.”

    However, she declined to provide details on how school officials handled the incident, citing laws intended to safeguard students’ privacy.

    “We were doing everything with an abundance of caution to protect all of our students in Irving,” she said.

    Coverage has been unbalanced, but the district won’t tell anyone what’s unbalanced about it. I’m guessing the district is expecting a very expensive lawsuit to land on the desk of its lead counsel any minute now and is desperately covering its collective fundament.

    Take-home lesson: if you have an IQ above room temperature, Celsius, don’t come within a country mile of Irving, Texas.

    And kudos to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.


    • Victor the Crab

      And soon, the right will descend on both Obama and Hillary like a swarm of locust for encouraging a black Muslim kid, ‘cuz LIBURTEE ‘N FREEDUMB ‘N STUFF!!!

      • muselet

        As if the Right needed an excuse to do that.


    • BillWestern

      “He kept maintaining it was a clock, but there was no broader explanation.” A broader explanation like that it was a…clock.

      • muselet

        Yeah, but why didn’t he just go to Walmart and buy a clock? That’s suspicious is what that is. And if he had put it somewhere he didn’t put it, someone might have panicked and then the Bomb Squad would have had to come out and do you know how hot those suits are? Clearly this kid could possibly have wanted to potentially put lives at risk if he’d done something he had no intention of doing. The whole thing just screams for a broader explanation.


        Frankly, I’m kind of suprised those five (!) cops didn’t shoot Ahmed Mohamed sixty or seventy times, just to be sure he wasn’t up to no good.

        I say again, Charles “Bubba” Smith would never have been treated this way.


        • Christopher Foxx

          I say again, Charles “Bubba” Smith would never have been treated this way.

          Well of course little Bubba wouldn’t have been treated that way. Why should he be? He’s not holding anything that’s dangerous. After all, guns don’t kill people. But Ahmed and his clock? Clearly he was getting set to kill some time.


          • muselet

            I find photos like that genuinely disturbing.


          • Christopher Foxx

            In this particular case, apparently so did the NJ dept of child welfare. (per the page I found the photo at.)

      • 1933john

        Maybe the Irving CSI was looking for a big and little hand.

    • Christopher Foxx

      “We have no information that he claimed it was a bomb,” McLellan said. “He kept maintaining it was a clock,

      “We have no reason to believe it’s a bomb. But his name’s Ahmed, so, y’know…”

    • Badgerite

      I suppose it would have been better if he had walked into a Starbucks with an Bushmaster slung on his back. Now that is of no concern. But a clock!!!!

  • Our President is a class act.

    And kudos to Hillary as well.

  • swift_4

    Is that the actual school? It doesn’t look like a school. It looks like a prison. I guess in Texas schools are pretty much pre-prisons.

    • JMAshby

      That’s the most recent photo I could find in the school system’s photo gallery. Old black and white photos from the 50s look almost exactly the same.

  • Christopher Foxx

    It took five police officers to deal with a 14 year old school kid?!!

    “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.”

    Yup. You know this wouldn’t have happened if his name had been Alfred Mohoney.