When it comes to Muslim-Americans, that is …
The stupid, it burns!
Updated (9/20/15): And then there’s this, the revelation that Ahmed’s clock is not what he claims it to be, which has changed my thinking. Not about how stupid we look when we overreact to Muslims in our midst, but about the specific case of Ahmed Mohamed and what his intentions may have been in bringing the device to school. I’ll let you read it and draw your own conclusions.
Then read the comments below. Never let it be said I don’t consider other points of view. My friend Dick got me thinking, and that got me to digging, and now an entirely different story is emerging.
And to be perfectly honest, suspicion had been in the back of my mind ever since I watched the MSNBC interview of Ahmed Mohamed by Chris Hayes (warning: loud video with embedded advertising). Something about Ahmed’s demeanor triggered memories of Balloon Boy.