The 17-year-old sister of Muslim “clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed says she too was suspended from school due to a “bomb”-related accusation.
Eyman Mohamed told the Daily Beast during a day-long interview with the family Sept. 17 about an incident where she was accused of wanting to blow up her school.
“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,” Mohamed told the Daily Beast. “I got suspended and I didn’t do anything about it. And so, when I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn’t get to stand up, so I’m making sure he’s standing up because it’s not right. So I’m not jealous. I’m kinda like – it’s like he’s standing for me.”
The young girl said her suspension did not take place at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. Instead, her punishment came during her first year of middle school when the family moved to the state from New York City.
“I knew English, but the culture was different, the people were different,” Mohamed told the Daily Beast.
The 17-year-old’s claim continues a string of strange developments surrounding the Sept. 14 detention of her 14-year-old brother when a clock he “invented” was suspected of being a bomb.
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NBA owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks told HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher last Friday he spoke to Ahmed on the phone but was puzzled as to why his sister kept trying to feed him answers.
“We talked about science, but while I’m talking to him on the phone, as I ask him a question, ‘Tell me what happened because I’m curious.’ Right? His sister, over his shoulder, you could hear, listening to the question, giving him the answer,” Cuban said, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.
Electronics expert Thomas Talbot also posted a video Sept. 18 on the fraudulent nature of Mohamed’s so-called “invention,” arguing that the device was not an invention at all.
Talbot said the boy appears to have simply ripped out existing components from a standard digital alarm clock. After removing the plastic cover, he said, Mohamed attached the internal components to the inside of a suitcase, WND reported.
“This child, nothing against him personally, never built a clock,” said Talbot, WND reported. “He did not invent a clock or build it, and I’m going to show you why. … What this is is a commercial alarm clock, as you would purchase in any department store and use at your bedside. All he did was remove the plastic case from the alarm clock. This is not an invention. This is not something that someone built or even assembled.”
Mohamed’s ordeal prompted President Obama to invite the teenager to the White House.
“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,” tweeted Obama Sept. 16.
Mohamed’s family now plans to meet dignitaries at the United Nations. After they visit Mecca in Saudi Arabia, they plan to meet with Obama.
Obama’s hasty entrance into the story has frustrated officials, most notably Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne.
Van Duyne said Sept. 22 the family of Ahmed Mohammed has refused to meet with city officials or release records exonerating police conduct, Pamela Geller, founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, said Wednesday on her website.
“As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has asked the family, to release the records, so that you can have the balanced story out there. The family is ignoring the request from the ISD,” Van Duyne said while appear on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV on Tuesday, Townhall.com reported. “Nobody is going to walk in and say, ‘Oh you’re a 14-year old child, you’re totally cooperating, we have all the answers we need, let’s arrest you.”