Are We Not Going to Admit This is a PR Driven Story?

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Let’s admit up front that it is stupid that a ninth grader got arrested for making a clock and bringing it to school. They thought it was a bomb. I will not imply motives to the kid bringing his cool invention to school. I would note, however, it was a government school and we can probably further indict public schools for it.

But I have no doubt a PR firm helped push this story.

Hell, we’re still waiting on the President to comment on students getting sent home from a public school for wearing American flag shirts. But he and Hillary Clinton have both already chimed in on this.

Lose your son in war? Expect a post card from the President.

Get arrested for a clock at school? Expect a Presidential press conference.

Follow along here.

“He just wants to invent good things for mankind,” said Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who immigrated from Sudan and occasionally returns there to run for president. “But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”

Mohamed is familiar with anti-Islamic politics. He once made national headlines for debating a Florida pastor who burned a Quran.

And then note that the Council on American-Islamic Relations got involved. They have a close relationship with the White House.

So the story breaks on Monday and the President is already talking about it on Wednesday drawing attention to something in Texas right before the Republican Presidential Debate.

Can we all just admit a public relations firm, on behalf of CAIR, made sure this story got out as quickly as possible and that the White House would note it and comment on it.

And I’ll just ignore the part of the story only trickling out now that apparently the kid put the clock in suitcase under his desk where it started beeping, disrupting the class.

The arrest was dumb. But everything else following it was no doubt orchestrated. An Islamic activist’s son takes electronic circuit boards as a clock to school a few days after September 11th, he gets arrested in a city where there are already charges of Islamophobia, and within 48 hours it is a national story with the President weighing in.

Oh, and let’s also admit a lot of this has to do with going after Irving, TX’s mayor who the left accuses of Islamophobia.

This story is staged. The cops overreached, but it all played out according to someone’s plan.

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