The Muslim parents of the boy who detonated an international hate-claim controversy by bringing a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas school, still have not signed documents to release basic information which could corroborate — or undermine — their claims of school racism.
The school can’t release additional information because the Sudanese parents of the boy have not signed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, either for the boy or his older sister, said Lesley Weaver, a spokeswoman for the district.
The school has sent a copy of the document to the parents, but they won’t sign it, she told Breitbart. “I wish we could…. provide more information to the media,” said Weaver, whose school district and local police force are now facing worldwide claims that they unfairly targeted the boy because of his Islamic background.
On Sept. 14, the boy, 14 year-old Ahmed Mohamed, brought his device — a dismantled, 12-volt clock packed inside a school box — to show off to his teachers.
Subsequently, according to the Florida entrepreneur Mark Cuban who talked with Ahmed, the boy showed his strange device to as many as six teachers until one teacher finally called the cops. At least one teacher warned him the device would alarm teachers.
Ahmed’s public story is very different. “When I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her. It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it — and later that day, I was arrested for it,” he said.
The boy’s 18-year-old sister, Eyman, amped up the drama by saying that earlier she had been suspended from the school for several days. “I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with.”
The school district is unable to comment on the sister’s actions, or even to deny if she was actually suspended, said Weaver.
When cops were called to the school, they suspected Ahmed’s clock-in-a-box was a hoax bomb. The only police report described the event as “arrestee being in possession of a hoax bomb at MacArthur High School.”
“Under Texas law, a person is guilty of possessing a hoax bomb if he possesses a device that is intended to cause anyone to be alarmed or a reaction of any type by law enforcement officers,” said Irving police Chief Larry Boyd.
However, the boy was quickly released.
Subsequently, President Barack Obama intervened by praising the boy, praising his clock-in-a-box, and inviting him to the White House for an October event. “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great,” Obama tweeted.
Since Obama choose to transform the local school-discipline issue into a worldwide Does-America-hate-Muslims? controversy, the boy and his family have received many gifts, and much praise from American and foreign leaders.
They’re scheduled to meet with Muslim foreign leaders at the United Nations on Sept. 24, and then proceed to Saudi Arabia, where they will be welcomed by Muslim leaders. The parents are working with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that has been repeatedly described as a jihad-linked organization by U.S and foreign experts.
Since 2001, several thousand Americans have been murdered or killed by Muslims , who justify their actions by citing the jihad commandments in the religion’s Koran book.
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