MA Kids Build Clocks to Counter "Islamophobia"
The fact that Ahmed Mohamed didn’t build anything, but just fit existing clockworks into a pencil box, has been ignored by everyone, including the President of the United States. No one cares that school officials nationwide have acted in similar ways with non-Muslim students, because of the zero tolerance policy on weaponry. The Cambridge Public Library doesn’t care about the ominous implications of this entire episode, with the inevitable effect that school officials will be wary of stopping Muslim students with suspicious objects. None of these facts matter in the unseemly rush to anoint Ahmed Mohamed as a new folk hero and the Rosa Parks of “Islamophobia.”
This exercise at the Cambridge Public Library was not designed to build clocks. It was designed to reinforce for these students the idea that “racism” is rampant in American society, and that Muslims are victims of it who deserve special treatment and honor for their courage and perseverance in the face of it. Vigilance against the terror threat is part of that “racism,” as the next teacher who sees a Muslim student with a suspicious object will let him do whatever he wants rather than face career suicide by reporting him. And so we are all less safe, but hey, the Cambridge Public Library has some clocks made by children to add to its collection, so all is well.