Of all the people arrested over the past week, only Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas was invited to the White House as a result. This is because Mohamed is fourteen years old, and a Muslim, and was arrested because of rampant "Islamophobia" in the U.S. – or at least so goes the media narrative that Barack Obama has eagerly abetted by issuing his invitation.
The facts of the case are not in dispute; only the intention behind them is. Mohamed built a working clock over the last weekend, and decided to take it school to show it to an engineering teacher. The problem was that it didn't look like a conventional clock. Instead, it was a mess of wires and other gadgets mounted in a briefcase, and looking suspiciously like the briefcase bombs that have figured in countless movies and TV shows.
Questioned by teachers and then by police, according to WFAA: "officers said Ahmed was being 'passive aggressive' in his answers to their questions, and didn't have a 'reasonable answer' as to what he was doing with the case. Investigators said the student told them that it was just a clock that he was messing around with." Irving police officer James McLellan explained: "We attempted to question the juvenile about what it was and he would simply only say it was a clock. He didn't offer any explanation as to what it was for, why he created this device, why he brought it to school."