Skip to comments.Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur
Posted on 10/16/2015 10:56:43 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Ahmed Clock Kid Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur By Ian Tuttle October 16, 2015
Is anyone saving Darfur these days?
You might remember Darfur. Just a few years ago, it was all the rage. There were t-shirts, postcards, and tote bags. There was an Amnesty International compilation album with songs by U2, Jackson Browne, and the Black Eyed Peas. There were baby onesies. Celebrities were all about saving Darfur. In April 2006, thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to urge the Bush administration to intervene. Among the speakers was George Clooney, who a few months later addressed the U.N. Security Council on the subject. Speed-skater Joey Cheek donated his 2006 Olympic bonus money to the cause. In 2009, actress Mia Farrow carried out a twelve-day hunger strike in solidarity with starving victims.
Such passions were not misplaced. The death toll in Darfur since 2003 is somewhere north of 300,000, according to the United Nations. And that is on top of 2.2 million Sudanese wiped out by the government in the south of the country before the atrocities in Darfur began in earnest.
At the head of all of this has been Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, whose reign of terror my colleague Jay Nordlinger chronicled back in 2005:
This regime, in Khartoum, is almost unfathomably evil. Led by President Field Marshal Umar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, it is a military dictatorship that is also Islamist and terroristic. According to Freedom House, the government of Sudan is the only one in the world today engaged in chattel slavery. Khartoum waged a long jihad Bashirs word against the south, featuring a terror-famine of the kind seen in Stalins Ukraine and Mengistus Ethiopia. . . . Sudan is so bad, it expresses an almost comic-book evil. In the southern genocide, one hospital was bombed five times; children were beheaded in front of their parents; the hungry were strafed as they gathered to await food drops. The government even ran a death train, in an almost willful imitation of the Nazis.
As Nina Shea wrote: Sudans President Omar al-Bashir should hang in the halls of infamy somewhere between Hitler and Pol Pot.
But on Wednesday, the Paris-based Sudan Tribune reports, Ahmed Mohamed wunderkind clock-maker and White House invitee enjoyed a red-carpet treatment from the Sudanese head of state, even posing with him for a photograph. Here they are, a regular Garth and Wayne:
Apparently the elder Mr. Mohamed who from his home in Dallas, Texas has launched two unsuccessful presidential bids against Bashir did not think it in any way unseemly to have his family pal around with a mass murderer. And apparently, none of the Mohamed familys defenders in the media think so, either. Besides the Washington Post, no mainstream media outlets have yet mentioned the meeting, let alone condemned it.
#share#Who is surprised? For those fixated on identity politics, Ahmeds detention was a nearly perfect tale: racial profiling, Islamophobia, a STEM-loving victim and in the South! It mattered nothing that the tale grew steadily taller. The New York Times and CAIR and Hillary Clinton (et al.) had found a victim to serve their purposes. To an honest observer, it might be worth mentioning that that victim swaggers around with the monster responsible for 2.6 million victims. But when the story has been written, nothing can be allowed to upset it. From victims of sexual assault to victims of police brutality to victims of Islamophobia, the American Left choosing victims less according to reality than according to utility.
Ten years ago, the Left managed to select some actual victims: innocent Sudanese citizens being raped and slaughtered in Darfur. For some, that cause was a way of roughing up the Bush administration, but for many, it was a genuine concern; George Clooney continues to work on behalf of Sudanese victims.
One of the speakers at that 2006 rally on the National Mall was Illinois senator Barack Obama. Ahmed and his family will be visiting the White House on Monday. If the president can still tell what a real victim looks like, he might inform the Mohameds.
Ian Tuttle is a National Review Institute Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism.
Well, of course.
Let him be known by the company he keeps. . . There, and in the White (Flag) House.
Clockmed and his family are laughing all the way to the bank at how gullible and overwhelmed by adherence to the “narrative” politically-correct whites are ... and Suckerberg, Gates, and Obama are playing along with it to the hilt. Meeting with a Muslim mass-murderer just rubs it in all our faces even further at how much a “victim” can get away with.
“Birds of a feather . . .”
My girlfriend and I are ROTFLOAO. . . perfect. . . perhaps it would be more perfect, if such a thing were possible spelled "Clahkmed?" No? Maybe?
“Clocked” was “Clockmed” until I hit POST. . . and then it suddenly changed to “Clocked” . . . damn it! Spell Check!
Very chummy photo-op there with a genocidal criminal.
I wonder if Clooney will make a statement, or if a journalist will ask Clooney about ‘Clockmed’s’ (great name!) photo-op with the Sudanese president.
Just looked up Clockmed’s dad’s results in the Sudanese presidential bid back in April. He got 0.76% of the vote.(National Reform Party)
Omar got 94.05% of the vote, with 15 other candidates sharing the rest.
Wonder if Ahmed will ask if Omar can come to the ‘stargazing’ night at the White House too...
Unsourced comment on twitter in thread about this article:
“Monday he meets with BUTCHERS nephew in Whitehouse”
Imagine that? Ahmed Mohamed (clock maker) meets with nephew of President Field Marshal Umar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Butcher of Darfur) IN the White House on Monday.
"After bringing a clock to his Texas school on September 14, 2015, 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed was taken into police custody after a teacher suspected it looked like a bomb."
"President Obama posted a Twitter message to the boy, inviting him 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." Obama Administration staff subsequently formally invited the student to attend the October 19, 2015 White House Astronomy Night."
If Obama had a son.
where did the alleged visit take place?
If Clock Boy keeps visiting terrorists in the ME, he is going to return to America will a sore derriere.
Son, congrats on your practice run on American schools. They’ll never know what hit them, Inshallah.
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