Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has warned the family of the ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed that they could be facing a fraud case if the incident is proven to be a publicity stunt.
Appearing on “The Kelly File,” Napolitano noted that “If this was part of a purposeful stunt and if the parents were involved in this and if everybody from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama fell for this, this is not good.”
Napolitano highlighted the fact that thousands of dollars have been donated to Mohamed, following the incident where he was arrested for bringing what he described as a clock to school, despite the object looking like a bunch of wires in a suitcase.
“If the parents were involved in the hoax, now you now have a fraud going on because money has been collected on false pretenses,” Napolitano said, referring to donations received via legal and scholarship funds.
This is people overreacting because of his last name, or his skin color, or the atmosphere of fear,” Napolitano continued.
“We saw a clock, we assume it’s dangerous. The kid who made the clock, or brought it in, has a Muslim ancestry. I wish race could be out of this but all of that goes aside if this was some sort of a purposeful stunt,” the judge concluded.
Mohamed’s family are planning legal action against the school and the police, and have reportedly pulled their son out of the Texas school.
Electronics wizards have pointed out that Mohamed’s “clock” closely resembles a 1970s or 1980s Radio Shack digital clock. They charge that he simply took it apart and partially put it back together, purposefully leaving wires exposed to make it seem threatening and create a public furor.
In addition, it has been noted that Mohamed’s father, Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed, is a known activist who has engaged in several stunts to call out what he has perceived to be anti-Islamic activity.
Mohamed himself has even implied in a YouTube video that he knew that the clock he had built looked suspicious and threatening.
“I closed [the ‘clock’] with a cable, I didn’t want to lock it to make it seem like a threat. So I just used a simple cable so it won’t look that much suspicious,” Ahmed stated.
Since the incident erupted, Ahmed has been lauded by the left leaning media, and invited to the White House by the president, as well as receiving invitations to events from Facebook, Google, and was even offered an internship at Twitter.
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) September 22, 2015
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.