I’m glad that I’m late to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, because others have done the work to debunk much of the media narrative of a young tinkerer and inventor wrongly singled out because he is Muslim and abused by police and the school for the crime of “being brown.”

The story has unfolded much like prior racial media and activist narratives.

Trayvon Martin was not shot because he was a black teenager wearing a hoodie by someone who “shot first and asked questions later.” That media narrative was demonstrably proven false through a lengthy public trial at which the evidence showed that Trayvon Martin was shot as he beat the crap out of George Zimmerman, Mixed Martial Arts style, as Trayvon had Zimmerman pinned to the ground, after smashing Zimmeran’s head into the concrete repeatedly. The eyewitness and forensic evidence (including ballistic analysis) fully supported that Zimmerman used legally justifiable deadly force.

So too, the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson was not as the media initially portrayed. An exhaustive investigation and analysis by Eric Holder’s Justice Department proved that Brown was shot while grabbing Officer Darren Wilson’s gun, after having assaulted Wilson as Wilson sat in his police vehicle. The Justice Department also concluded that Brown did now have his hands raised at the time of the shooting. The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative was pure mythology, yet it persists as a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement.

So getting back to Ahmed, the original racial and religious narrative played out immediately, and is believed as the gospel truth by liberals.

Obama invited Ahmed to the White House, and Ahmed has been invited to Google and other places to celebrate his inventiveness. Ahmed is a media star. He is as celebrated in life as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were in death.

But is the Ahmed narrative true?

It appears not. I don’t claim any technical expertise, but people who have that expertise have taken apart the “inventor” end of the story.

A true tinkerer reverse engineered the “clock” and found it indeed to be a clock, but the internal components of an existing clock, not one that was invented by Ahmed (emphasis in original):

I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock.

So there you have it folks, Ahmed Mohamed did not invent, nor build a clock. He took apart an existing clock, and transplanted the guts into a pencil box, and claimed it was his own creation. It all seems really fishy to me.

If we accept the story about “inventing” an alarm clock is made up, as I think I’ve made a pretty good case for, it’s fair to wonder what other parts of the story might be made up, not reported factually by the media, or at least, exaggerated.

This video explains it:

As does this one:

Bill Maher summed it up nicely:

Then there’s the racism/Islamophobia part of the story. We live in an age when schools are hyper-sensitive to the point of absurdity when it comes to school zero tolerance policies. From Pop Tart guns to Lego guns to drawing guns to day-dreaming about guns, anything that even remotely resembles a weapons is treated with nearly-insane overreaction regardless of race or religion.

And the thing looks strange, and well, like a bomb:

Was this all a deliberate provocation or hoax? I don’t know, but the immediate media roll out and the involvement of CAIR makes it suspicious. But whether a deliberate provocation or hoax, or just a school overreaction, it’s just too perfect a liberal narrative which flies in the face of known evidence.

So where does this end?

The same place as the hoodie and Hands Up, Don’t Shoot narratives. Fake, but true.