Earlier this week, Barack Obama and the Liberal left jumped at an opportunity to play the discrimination card after a Muslim boy was arrested when a teacher thought he might have brought a homemade bomb to school.
The incident went viral on social media and the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed was the top non-promoted U.S. trend on Twitter early Wednesday morning. Some supporters alleged Mohamed was arrested only because of his name, or the way he looked. Others claimed the situation was a case of Islamaphobia.
Turns out, the innocent victim and clock-builder Ahmed Mohamed’s daddy is a Muslim activist.
- Ahmed Mohamed‘s father, Mohamed El Hassan Mohamed battled Florida’s Koran-burning Pastor Terry Jones as a defense attorney in a mock trial over the book
- He debated activist Robert Spencer over whether Islam respects human rights
- He’s twice run for President of Sudan
The son of an activist Muslim gets a personal invite to the White House by Barack Obama? That’s some coincidence. Ahmed Mohamed is now Obama and CAIR’s poster child to push Islamaphobia.
NY Daily news reported:
The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country.
Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how “proud” he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported.
“Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated to America in the mid-1980s,” the father of seven told the paper in February.
One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock.
In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.
That wasn’t his only instance of fame back then.
In 2010, and again this year, the busy dad was nominated and ran for president of his native North African country from his home in Texas.