I was one of the first people to notice that the kid who made the ‘protobomb’ briefcase was doing exactly that: making something that could be turned into a bomb. Now more and more people, after seeing the picture of the briefcase made out to look identical to dozens of briefcase bombs that one can find via Google Images, things are heating up. After all the gifts, honors and goodies showered on this kid from Egypt, more and more people are noticing that he isn’t all that innocent at all, his ‘project’ involved nearly no real work unlike say, what I made for science fair when I was young. It was definitely a simple rig for making a briefcase bomb. Now, the famous scientist, Richard Dawkins tells the same truth I said day one: Richard Dawkins lays in to Texas schoolboy Ahmed Mohamed on Twitter: this is a ‘fraud’.
Apple’s co-founder, jumping on the ‘worship the kid’ bandwagon said, ‘Ahmed is a modern day hero.’ Meanwhile, the school the boy was suspended from still is suspending him because he did something dangerous. What is even more astonishing is, Wozniak, the Apple cofounder, once built a similar thing to take to school that was ALSO a ‘pretend bomb’ and he was also arrested. He even spent the night in jail and was not lionized for doing all this. Instead, he grew up and ceased doing dangerous stunts. Now, Wozniak didn’t end up a terrorist and perhaps this child will also avoid this, but the fact is, lionizing him for his little stunt isn’t a good idea. The gifts being showered on this kid is amazing and very dangerous.
More and more people after seeing the actual ‘device’ made by this kid and plainly see it was made to mimic a suitcase bomb. Minus, of course, the explosives. But this was no ‘genius’ design, he copied it off of the internet for many of the briefcase bomb pictures put up by the police and FBI looks exactly like his ‘invention.’ Rewarding a child for doing this sort of obvious copy-cat trick is going to backfire on this kid in the future.
Right now, I suppose he will enjoy his free car, free games, free dinners and invitations to fancy schools but I suspect the schools will reconsider him in light of rising recognition that he and his family have pulled a stunt on everyone, pretending this was a ‘clock’ thing the kid made and not a perfect mimic of a terrorist tool. I notice, when reading reader’s comments in the mainstream news, more and more people are figuring out what I figured out on day one.
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