"Naming your kid “Ahmed Mohamad” and sending him into school with a ticking briefcase is just asking for problems."
Was it really an invention? Or was it just a re-hashed clock from Radio Shack? If so, what was the purpose of this caper? Was it a set up?
Did he not realize that taking a ticking box filled with loose wires and electronics could be misconstrued? What about his parents/dad -- in this day and age would you innocently send your kid -- muslim no less -- off to school with what looks like a bomb without at least notifying the teacher ahead of time? Is this civil, civic-minded behaviour, or is this wilful provocation?
Did the police over-react? (Answer: yes -- but that's what liberal-left zero-tolerance policies gets you.)
He got the knee-jerk invite to the White House. Would he have got this invite if he were a white kid?Why does he get to go to the White House, but a kindergarten kid who gets expelled for eating a pop tart into the shape of a gun does not? Obama rarely misses a chance to "make America look bad" and fan the flames of racial/ethnic/religious animosity.
Provocation, meet the provocateur-in-chief.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.