Even Clock Kid’s biggest fans must be having second thoughts about this whole thing, right? Or am I giving them too much credit for sense?
Everyone was expecting North Texas’ most famous teen to return home from his national tour this week…
But they’ll have to wait a little longer, because Ahmed and his family are detouring for Qatar, per a statement the family released this morning…
After Ahmed met the prime minister of Turkey at the United Nations last week, a foundation offered the boy a tour of “Education City”—a 5-square-mile cluster of universities and think tanks in the Qatari capital, Doha.
The family say they were invited by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, which was founded by a former ruler of the country.
Well, why not? After all, the youngster did take the cover off an old Radio Shack alarm clock and put the innards in a pencil case for some reason. And that reason was not to freak out his school with something that looked and sounded like a briefcase bomb, so don’t even think it.
Besides, if you’re trying to make Americans feel guilty about being aware of Islamic terrorism, what could be better than traveling to Qatar? It’s just more proof that Ahmed has been “severely traumatized.”
Once the conquering hero (and his dad, who has staged publicity stunts in the past, but that has nothing do with this, so don’t even think it) returns to America and gets his “clock” back, he plans to take up the President of the United States on this invitation:
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.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
I scoffed at this at first, but I’m starting to warm up to the idea. I really want to see Obama and Clock Kid smiling and posing with… this.
Let that moment be captured forever. Or at least until the Democrats pretend it never happened.
This test run succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of Clock Kid’s dad. I look forward to the next one. When a guy in traditional Muslim garb is detained by TSA for joking about a bomb on a plane, what will the White House serve at his banquet?
Just remember, folks: If you see something, say nothing.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)