Thursday, September 17, 2015

This is about zero tolerance and 'see something, say something', not 'Islamophobia'

Refrain from the hasttag outrage for a moment to get the full picture...
LegalInsurrection: Yesterday a Texas teenager, who happens to be a Muslim, brought a homemade clock to school and was arrested because the clock was mistaken for a bomb. Some people are blaming racism but zero tolerance policies are the real problem.

This Associated Press video report provides more background:

Because the teenager in the story is a Muslim, the left has rushed to blame the story on racism, rather than the zero tolerance policies rampant in America’s public schools.

Legal Insurrection has covered zero tolerance insanity many times:
The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners
Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity
Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns
12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”
All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies
“Zero Tolerance For Drones”
Not a Pop Tart: 13-year old with “toy” AK-47 shot and killed by police
Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun
Enough said?
Well, not completely. Not only does this not look like a clock (have fun getting that through TSA!), but these instances continue to happen partially because of liberal school policies. However, in this specific instance, another policy may have taken precedence.

We've been told over and over again that 'if you see something, say something.' In fact, the government created an entire campaign out of that slogan! But suddenly that doesn't apply if it's a Muslim kid taking an improvised device in a briefcase to school? Sorry, America, you can't have it both ways.
Breitbart: This whole thing smells like a setup. With ISIS in America, and young moderate Muslims fleeing to Syria to join the terror group, the response of MacArthur High School officials was rational and reasonable. ...

This story is pure agitprop most fatal. “If you see something, say something” is now racism. And for destroying this simple principle of self-protection, young Ahmed Mohamed is a media star. Not only has Barack Obama invited him to the White House, but NASA has also invited Ahmed to meet with them, as has Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. The whole thing has clearly been a setup, and its effect will be to make Americans less safe. If you ever see a Muslim with a suspicious object, remember the lesson of Ahmed Mohamed: to say something would be “racism.” That could end up being the epitaph of America and the free world.
As we've seen from the LegalInsurrection examples above, when this same series of events occur with an unhyphenated American, then no big deal. But because this kid (perhaps unbeknownst to him, perhaps taught) pulls the victim card, the top race hustler in the White House interjects and all social media explodes. Never mind the cops being murdered by thugs, or innocent citizens being ravaged by illegal criminals, or just commemorating the most significant terrorist atrocity committed on American soil in our lifetime. In the new era of racialization, apparently only certain victims matter, and it's all based on demographic politics, while disregarding what we know about America's enemies...

"So the point here is that the effort is being made to blame school officials and the cops for Islamophobia here, and that is not what is going on.  Zero-tolerance policies at schools, which are the direct result of previous incidents — the zero tolerance is out of control, such as pretending to shoot a gun with your finger (that gets you sent home) — is what’s responsible here.  It’s just the latest example, and it’s made to order for Obama, because here we have once again backlash against Muslims, you see?

That’s what this really is.  So Obama will be able to make a speech about how dangerous this is, how unfortunate it is, how sorry it is. Innocent little 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed has a brilliant science project, a brilliant clock, a new way of doing a clock. (Yeah, one looks just like a bomb in a briefcase.) Obama gets to bring him to the White House, make a star out of him, make Obama’s star shine even brighter. And once again, the bottom line: Characterize the United States as a racist and bigoted country."
So now, there's apparently zero tolerance, ridicule and scorn for not factoring in political correctness when you 'see something, say something.' A new day, a new regressive rule.

Related links: Obama Invites Muslim Kid to White House Who Brought ‘Briefcase Clock’ to School That Looked Like Bomb
Eight-Year-Old Faced Expulsion For Drawing Gun, But Muslim Student Gets White House Invite After 'Hoax Bomb'
Todd Starnes: Imagine the scare if Ahmed Mohamed’s clock were made out of Pop-Tarts
Race-Grifters Unite: 14 Year-Old Ahmed Mohamed Arrested Over Suitcase Clock
Ahmed Mohamed And The ‘Islamophobia’ Clock
The Case of Ahmed’s Clock
The Left's New Zero Tolerance Policy

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