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School Was Right to Suspend Student With Gadget Clock

Thursday, 08 October 2015 09:50 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Anyone who thinks the following isn’t “alarming” should have his clock cleaned:
  • 14-year-old student brings homemade “clock” to school.
  • Device has a timer, protruding wires and electronic circuitry.
  • Device makes beeping sound in student’s suitcase during class.
  • Teacher, uncertain what it is, contacts school officials, who notify police.
  • Student, who happens to be Muslim, is questioned and arrested.
  • Forces of political-correctness circle the wagons, blindly defending student; viciously attacking school officials and police as racist; demanding the student be given an apology; and screaming that he should file lawsuits for his “ordeal.”
  • The nation’s “elite,” from President Obama to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, fawn over student and throw compliments his way like he was God’s gift to America.
This situation epitomizes modern-day America: a small but very vocal minority shouts “racist” every time they feel “offended.”

The biggest casualty is America’s security, because every time we don’t push back, the PC bullies have free reign to eviscerate all who oppose them. And our enemies become emboldened, with the blueprint for “success” falling right into their laps.

The big controversy is whether the student, Ahmed Mohamed, was “profiled” because he was Muslim. Anyone possessing such a device should have been dealt with in exactly the same way. But if he was profiled, so what?

Are there terrorists other than Muslims? Of course, including boy-next-door Americans, such as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and numerous mass shooters.

People meeting certain criteria require extra scrutiny. Radical Islamic militants, including those who have discreetly assimilated into American society, are, and should be, at the top of that list.

For those labeling that “discriminatory,” a quick refresher: all 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Muslim. As were the Fort Hood shooter, the Boston Bombers, the Fort Dix Six, and the Chattanooga military installation shooter. Ditto for the Times Square bomber, the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, and the Garland, Texas shooter.

It was Islamic terrorists who bombed the London tube, trains in Madrid, and shot up Charlie Hebdo in France. And let’s not forget the death threats to any editor who published Mohammed cartoons.

We must re-double our efforts to identify threats, and ultimately, thwart attacks. And while no ethnicity, nationality or religion should be “off the table” to profiling, it is irresponsible to deliberately look the other way in scrutinizing those who fit possible “red flag” profiles.

President Obama shot Inviting Ahmed to the White House and telling him to bring the clock, while claiming Ahmed’s teachers “failed him,” are prime examples of why the President’s ratings continue to plummet. Big on gimmicks, small on substance.

And it’s not without irony that, while the president criticizes the school’s security protocols, the number of intruders who have literally walked into the White House has been unprecedented. Time to refocus your priorities, Mr. President.

Many are calling for apologies to Ahmed and his family, but why?

An unknown contraption resembling an explosive device is discovered in a school, the authorities are notified, and the police investigate. How is that wrong?

Using the critics’ rationale, it must therefore also be wrong to report suspicious devices in malls and movie theaters. See one at an airport or bus terminal? Simply ignore it. After all, this is America, land of the free and home of the naïve.

4) Colleges, businesses and the government profile to determine whom they want to target, admit, and hire. Israel actively profiles, and its El Al airline, has been hijacked only once. And law enforcement, especially the FBI, uses profiling to catch serial killers.

Was it wrong to have profiled Irish Catholic students carrying suspicious packages in Northern Ireland several decades ago? Of course not.

Profiling works.

Ahmed was suspended because you cannot bring that kind of thing to school. If he’s as smart as his defenders say, he should have known the response that would be generated.

If, as the critics state, the teachers and police overreacted, what should they have done? Nothing? Taken Ahmed at his word?

One has to wonder what their response will be if someone actually detonates a bomb at a school. The same Monday-morning quarterbacks ravaging the officials in Irving would undoubtedly complain that our children weren’t protected, and demand answers as to how the school administration was blind-sided, and why profiling wasn’t utilized. The hypocrisy of the PC crowd knows no bounds.

If Americans don’t stand up for common sense security policies, and reject politically correct measures that imperil the nation, sooner or later the clock will strike 12, and the once-great American fairy tale will turn into a nightmare.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris Freind — Click Here Now.

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