A man debunked the official story behind the “Clock Kid” by building a near-exact copy of Ahmed Mohamed’s clock in about 20 seconds using the guts of a store-bought clock and a briefcase.
As the story goes, Ahmed, a 14-year-old Muslim high school student in Irving, Texas, took his “homemade” clock to school to impress his engineering teacher and was arrested after another teacher thought the clock was a bomb.
“This video challenges that the clock was homemade by showing a nearly identical package being prepared in about 20 seconds,” the video’s description reads.
The clock in the video is a near-perfect clone of the clock Ahmed took to class, including the 9V battery hook-up, the wall cord and the snooze button.
In other words, Ahmed didn’t build a clock but rather ripped the guts out of a store-bought clock and shoved them into a suitcase he took to school.
Ahmed’s clock was likely a Micronta 63-765A sold by Radio Shack in the 1970s, according to Anthony DiPasquale, an electronics expert art Artvoice.com.
“The shape and design is a dead give away… The large screen… The buttons on the front laid out horizontally would have been on a separate board – a large snooze button, four control buttons, and two switches to turn the alarm on and off, and choose two brightness levels,” he wrote. “The clock features a 9v battery back-up, and a switch on the rear allows the owner to choose between 12 and 24 hour time (features like a battery back-up, and a 24 hour time selection seems awful superfluous for a hobby project, don’t you think?)”
“Oh, and that ‘M’ logo on the circuit board mentioned above? Micronta.”
It’s unlikely a hobbyist would silkscreen company logos and part numbers on the circuit boards in a homemade clock, DiPasquale added.
“It’s pretty safe to say already we’re looking at ’70s tech, mass produced in a factory,” he concluded.
What’s really telling is how the mainstream media is running to Ahmed’s defense despite the overwhelming evidence debunking his story.
“Whether Ahmed ‘invented’ a clock or merely reassembled the various components of what was already a clock is really beside the point,” Robby Soave at Reason.com claimed. “Frankly, it just doesn’t matter; of course a 14-year-old is going to use the word ‘invention’ a little more loosely than the U.S. Patent Office.”
— Kit Daniels (@KitDaniels1776) September 22, 2015
Of course it matters because Amhed’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, is a well-known Muslim apologist who has previously been involved in other stunts to call people out for being “Islamiphobic” and the evidence suggests the Mohameds reassembled the clock to look like a suitcase bomb so they could claim Ahmed was “racially profiled.”
“If the parents were involved in the hoax, now you now have a fraud going on because money has been collected on false pretenses,” former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano said, referring to the gifts and scholarships Ahmed has since received.
SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: