Clock Boy’s Dad Calls for a New Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
At a press conference Tuesday morning outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Ahmed ”Clock Boy” Mohamed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, urged the president and Congress to amend the Constitution so that innocent people like his son would not be victimized by authorities ever again.
Ahmed brought a suspicious-looking “homemade clock” into MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, last month, allegedly to impress his teachers. After refusing to cooperate with police, he was briefly arrested for bringing to school what authorities suspected was a “hoax bomb.”
Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) organized the press conference so Ahmed and his dad could turn his arrest into a “teachable moment” to “raise awareness about racial and ethnic profiling.”
Ahmed, sounding heavily coached, gave a short, cringe-inducing, canned speech.
“I am glad that this happened to me,” the boy said. “I get to spread my word out to the people and tell them it’s not about the color of your skin or your religion.”
He went on to say that people should
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