Latest (and very revealing) details of Ahmed and his ‘clock’

On radio Tuesday, Glenn shared an update on the situation with the student in Irving, Texas who was arrested for bringing a supposed clock to school.

Lawrence Jones of the Dana show on TheBlaze TV, discussed the very latest details, and they were nothing short of shocking.

Take a listen below. Also, watch Glenn discuss the situation with the mayor of Irving and a security expert here.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: So here's -- let me start with the update. We all know the story now of the kid that was here in Las Colinas, Texas, or Irving, Texas, where our studios are located. This is the most diverse ZIP code in America, and they don't have any problems. We just don't have any problems. Everyone gets along. It's a great town. It's a great down.

This school, which is only 6 percent Caucasian, apparently is the most racist place in the world. Because if you're a Muslim, you're in trouble. Now, I've told you now for the last year, there's a problem with the Muslim community here in Irving, Texas. There is -- and I know this -- okay, so be it, if there's a war, there's a war over words, so be it. There is a problem here in Irving, Texas, and there is a concerted effort to move to Sharia law or at least Sharia compliant here in Irving, Texas. And the mayor of Irving, Texas, is not for that. The citizens of Irving, Texas, are not for that. The Muslims are.

Well, I'm sorry. If you want Sharia law, go live in an Islamic State. You can do that. You don't live here in the United States. We don't have any other law besides American law, period.

Now, I've said this for a while, this mayor is just getting beaten down all the time. She's a wonderful, wonderful mayor. I saw a -- who is the guy who is the TV guy who has been helping us -- or we've been helping him with the VA

PAT: Montel Williams.

GLENN: Did you see what Montel Williams just tweeted?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Yeah, he tweeted yesterday afternoon: Glenn Beck, you know, I know -- I love you and we get along and there's a lot we can work on, but your mayor of Irving is a bigot.

PAT: No.

GLENN: I want Montel Williams. I want you to schedule Montel Williams on the program. You go ahead. I want to know, has he ever met her? Has he ever talked to her? Has he ever been down here? You go ahead and spend some time in our community and see what's going on, and then I want you to go talk to the guys that we did at the mosques, where they're talking about, "Hey, you know, everybody agrees. I mean, it's not just Islam. Everybody agrees. You steal something, you cut the hand off." No, I'm sorry, that's not what we do in the United States, period.

Now, let me give you a couple of updates and Lawrence Jones will join us. First, first update, the activist father of this kid who took a clock from Radio Shack, took it out of its casing, then put it in a briefcase, May made it so it counts down, not up, brought it to school. As we told you yesterday, it was not a science fair, it was not a science project. He was not asked to make it. There was no reason to make it. He brought it to one of his teachers. The teacher did not say, "Oh, my gosh, Johnny, that's such a great clock." The teacher saw it and he said, "What are you doing, bringing this to school? This is wholly inappropriate. Go put that in your locker and never bring it out again."

He didn't. He brings it to another class, and it starts to count down. The teacher is freaking out, like, "What is that?" He's brought into the principal's office. I can't tell you the details of the principal's office because the family will not agree to let the details be released because he's a minor.

Now, let me tell you what I can share with you, this broke yesterday. His activist father, who, by the way, ran for president of the Sudan twice. He is a guy who is in with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. He is an activist. His activist father has pulled him and his two siblings out of the school here in Irving, Texas.

Then he's taking his son and his family to meet with dignitaries at the UN as they're starting to raise the Palestinian flag. You know that's happening in the next ten days. So this kid who was just an amazing scientist who went to Radio Shack, took a clock apart, put it in a briefcase, he's now meeting with the dignitaries at the UN. That's not all.

Then he's going to take his pilgrimage with his family to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Once they've walked around the cube, then they're getting on a plane and they're flying directly to the White House where they will sit down and meet with President Obama. Now, you tell me what the hell this story is all about.

You know, I saw a great -- who was it that just posted -- I think it was Mark Levin. I saw a post from him. He said, "You know, the president doesn't want to -- we have a problem figuring out if the president is Christian or not. There's a really easy way for the president to clear this up. Stop behaving in a non-Christian way. Start behaving like a Christian."

PAT: I think that's Erick Erickson from Red State.

GLENN: Erick Erickson. It's exactly right. Start behaving like a Christian. I don't understand this president. I've talked to the mayor of Irving. We've talked to the city council of Irving. We have talked to the police in Irving. We have talked to the school board in Irving. The president has not reached out, not one time, to get the other side of the story. Not once. He has reached out to CAIR and to the Muslim Brotherhood, but not once to the people here in Irving, Texas. So who are you serving, Mr. President? Who is it you are serving? This is a very bad situation.

Now, Lawrence, he came into the hallway -- and I don't want to even characterize anything, Lawrence, because I don't know what you can say or you can't say because some of this stuff, you know, just can't be said because of lawsuits. Quite honestly, I'd like somebody to be sued in this. I wish the family would sue the city because then a discovery period would happen and you would have to release all of the details. So what do you have on this story?

LAWRENCE: So there are a couple key players in this, and I know Beth really well, the mayor of Irving. I know people in the leadership of the school district, all the way up to the school board. And there's certain things they can't say, legally, and then there's certain things that they want to say and they can say legally, but they'll be attacked for.

GLENN: Yes.

LAWRENCE: So some of the information, they've known about this kid for a while. They've known about his father. As you can see in the photos and some of the photo ops of CAIR being in the photo with them, they've been working together for years.

GLENN: Well, before the school board had a chance to respond. Think of this. The school board found out about it the very next day they reach out to the family and they're trying to have a meeting, they want to arrange a meeting. They're meeting already with CAIR. So if you're really sincere about something, you will reach out to the school board first and say, "Hey, what is the deal?" They went right directly to CAIR.

LAWRENCE: Exactly. Because the city has no authority over the school -- in Texas, the school district is the government embodied. They have the authority to make something happen. They were upset with the school district because the school district refused to issue an apology. And the reason why they decided to do this, they believe their law enforcement and their director of security did the right thing. They followed protocol.

GLENN: I agree.

LAWRENCE: That's the first thing. The second thing, when Ali, an imam, got up there and they talked about the suitcase. All right, there's two things that you have to pay attention to. He said that I used wires instead of a lock because I did not want it to be suspicious. This is what the kid is saying.

GLENN: So he knew that somebody would --

LAWRENCE: Now, why in the world would a child say something is suspicious if it's totally innocent.

GLENN: Well, here's the thing, and I said this I think yesterday. And I think this is worth repeating. If I'm -- if I'm Muslim, I know what's happening in the world. I know how we're perceived.

LAWRENCE: Not a doubt.

GLENN: Okay. I'm not not self-aware. For instance, I'm a recovering alcoholic. When I go to a cocktail party or something and we're in a room where there's being liquor served, I never stand with a glass of ice water or anything else. I never ask for a soda. I always ask for a bottle of water. And if there's not a bottle of water, I don't drink anything while I'm standing there because I don't want a picture taken of me with something that could be conceived or perceived as a drink. Okay?

So I know people are judging me and everything else. So you're just uber aware. You can't tell me that a dad who is an activist has his son and brings -- let's just say he didn't even know. His son makes a clock, a countdown clock, puts it in with a bunch of wires, brings it to school, gets in trouble. And you can't tell me that a responsible American doesn't go -- and a responsible Muslim that is not an Islamist, doesn't go to his son at the police department and say, "What the hell did you just do? What did you just do? Do you know what people say about us? People already think that we're terrorists and everything else, and you're just adding to that? You apologize. You apologize."

That's the conversation I would have with my son. If my son went in -- I'm a Mormon. If my son went in and he was just doing stereotypical things that made Mormons look bad. We don't believe in polygamy. But let's just say he was handing out polygamies-for-everybody booklets, and he was for some reason arrested. I would go and say, "Do you realize what you're doing? Do you realize how much you're hurting our faith? You've just played into every stereotype, and you've given them reason to suspect. What are you doing, son?"

LAWRENCE: The reason is because they wanted reason to suspect. This was all calculated.

GLENN: Yes, it was.

LAWRENCE: This was all part of the plan, down to CAIR. And this lady, who is the executive director of CAIR is not an innocent body.

GLENN: Okay. So how is she involved with this?

LAWRENCE: Now, she's the person that's handling all the PR. She's the one who is staging all the media events. Now, we remember. Some of our Dana viewers may remember this lady. Because I did a special report on this. Now, before they attacked the Garland Special Event Center, there was an event there staying with the prophet, right after the attacks happened in France. And then Pamela Geller had this event in response to that event.

Now, who was there? Siraj Wahhaj, who was in New York who was an unindicted coconspirator of the trade center bombings. All right. Who was the head of PR doing that event? This lady right here.

GLENN: And she's the one now standing with this family.

LAWRENCE: Exactly. So we wanted to go into that event. We put our media credentials in right when they released it. And they were at first going to let us in. We get to the door, she says, "The information that we're discussing here is too sensitive."

GLENN: And go so you can't go in.

LAWRENCE: So we can't go in. So I pressed her on it. We want to tell people that if you guys are really peaceful, then let the public see what you guys are about. She said, "Okay, we'll let you come in for the first 20 minutes." But she would not let us stay when the speaker, the unindicted coconspirator, Siraj Wahhaj, stood up on the stage. Now, some people may say, "Oh, that doesn't matter." No, these people are connected. And if we're too ignorant to see all the writing on the wall, then we deserve another attack.

GLENN: How do you know -- I mean, do you have any information on this family being connected to her and to CAIR prior to this?

LAWRENCE: Oh, yeah. There are the pictures that we didn't have enough time to put them on the screen. But there's pictures of them health care connected. She's working on the council.

GLENN: I've seen a picture. Maybe they're in a car.

LAWRENCE: Yeah, they're in a car. She's driving the car.

GLENN: And the clock builder is in the back?

LAWRENCE: With her. She's driving the car. Her and the dad are friends. Okay. They've worked together. You've seen them before in press conference together. When different phobias, they say, come up.

GLENN: Okay. Lawrence, will you do me a favor, will you continue to follow this story? Because there are a lot of people that have information and want to talk.

LAWRENCE: Yeah. They're afraid. They're afraid. I've talked to leaders in the board. People that are in leadership that say they cannot say this. They just cannot.

GLENN: Right. Thank you very much, Lawrence. I appreciate it. I will tell you this, that I -- two years ago somebody came to me in my own company, one of the accountants, and said, "You're going to go broke, and you're going to go broke because of security."

And I pay seven figures for my security for me and my family, but it is worth it. I would rather have my family living under a bridge and be alive in the end than have something stupid happen. Now, I'm a guy who can afford this, barely. But I can afford this. People on the school board can't afford this. People in the mayor's office can't afford this. The police chief can't afford this. The average person who stands up in a city council or a board of education hearing can't afford this. We have to start standing together and standing for common sense because I'm telling you, read it in the book. It Is About Islam. There is a very well coordinated plan with the Muslim Brotherhood. That is the connection to CAIR. And they first anesthetize all of us and get us all to roll over. It is first a cultural jihad, and then it is a violent jihad.

In the book, it spells it out, all of their steps, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. All of the things they have to do. We're down to the last one. And the last one is violent jihad. I'm not saying necessarily this particular. But it fits in to their -- their pattern and their MO. This is the last kind of warnings that you will have trying to get you to just roll over, roll over, roll over, before it becomes violent. We must stand together and stand together -- not in hatred. Because that's not who we are. But in common sense and common ground.

Featured Image: 14-year-old Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed is comforted by his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, as they attend a news conference on September 16, 2015 in Irving, Texas. Mohammed was detained after a high school teacher falsely concluded that a homemade clock he brought to class might be a bomb. The news conference, held outside the Mohammed family home, was hosted by the North Texas Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (Photo by Ben Torres/Getty Images)

Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving for radical leftists. This charade goes on year after year, where decent folks across America try to enjoy and celebrate Christmas, and a few militant progressives disapprove. It's exhausting. We get it, you don't like Christmas. And that's totally fine. But entire communities of people who do like to celebrate Christmas are tired of their celebration being held hostage by an extreme minority—sometimes just one person—getting offended.

This year, a self-described “Unintentional Grinch who stole Christmas" is in the lead to win Scrooge of the Year. The principal at Manchester Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska sent her teachers a memo this week outlining all the Christmas-related items and activities that will not be allowed in their classrooms.

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The banned list includes:

  • Santa
  • Christmas trees
  • Elf on the Shelf
  • Singing Christmas carols
  • Playing Christmas music
  • Making an ornament as a gift
  • Any red and green items
  • Reindeer
  • And, of course, candy canes. Not because the sugar will make the children hyper, but because, as the principal explains, the candy cane is shaped like a “J" for Jesus.

She writes, “the red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection." In case you try to cheat, different-colored candy canes are not allowed either.

Why is this principal going out of her way to delete any trace of Christmas in her school? She explains:

“I come from a place that Christmas and the like are not allowed in schools…"

Her list, “aligns with my interpretation of our expectations as a public school who seeks to be inclusive and culturally sensitive to all of our students."

What about being culturally sensitive toward students who do celebrate Christmas?

Kids will survive if they're accidentally exposed to a Santa.

The irony here, for this principal and others who hate Christmas and the Christianity that undergirds it, is that Christmas has long existed on two parallel tracks. You've got the Christian celebration of the birth of Christ on one, and you've got the Santa Claus, secular mythology on the other. That means there is more than enough about the Christmas season that has nothing to do with Jesus if that's your thing.

You don't need a totalitarian list of forbidden things to protect the children from a 2,000-year-old holiday. Kids will survive if they're accidentally exposed to a Santa, or a Christmas carol, or—heaven forbid—a manger scene.

Avenatti bails on 2020 presidential run, leaving Biden as 'most qualified' — really?

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Well, that de-escalated quickly. Michael Avenatti, lawyer of Stormy Daniels, announced he will not run for president in 2020 after all. That takes the number of Democrats planning to challenge Trump down to around 724.

In a statement, Avenatti said he would still run, but he decided not to out of respect for his family's “concerns." He didn't list their concerns, but said:

“We will not prevail in 2020 without a fighter. I remain hopeful the party finds one."

Speaking of — if you've been wondering who's the most qualified person in America to be president, wonder no more. It's former vice president Joe Biden.

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How do we know? Because ol' Joe told us so, at a book tour stop in Montana. The 76-year-old says he'll make a decision about a 2020 bid within the next two months, which is campaign-speak for “I'm definitely running, so get out your checkbooks."

Biden admitted:

“I am a gaffe machine, but my God what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can't tell the truth."

Yeah, about that… the first time Biden ran for president, in 1987, he was actually pulling ahead of the Democratic pack until his campaign got snagged on plagiarism. He got caught lifting entire sections of a speech by Neil Kinnock, a British Labor Party candidate who ran for Prime Minister and lost to Margaret Thatcher. It wasn't just the fact that Biden copied exact sections of Kinnock's speech, he also stole biographical facts from Kinnock's life and tried to pass them off as his own — like saying his ancestors were coal miners.

The most qualified person in the country to be president? Maybe in the mind of Joe Biden.

Perhaps in the pre-Internet era, Biden thought he could get away with it. But he didn't. An adviser for Michael Dukakis' campaign saw a tape of Kinnock's speech and put together a side-by-side comparison video of Biden's plagiarizing, then sent the tape to the New York Times. As reporters dug further into the story, they found that Biden had also lifted large portions of speeches by Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey.

Those revelations led Biden to admit he got an “F" for a course in law school after he plagiarized five pages for a term paper. Biden was caught in more lies about his academic credentials and enough embarrassments mounted that he finally withdrew from the race.

The most qualified person in the country to be president? Maybe in the mind of Joe Biden.

Saturday Night Live writer Nimesh Patel, an Emmy-nominated comedian, is the latest victim in campus culture's wacky game. Patel is the first Indian-American writer for SNL, so by the usual standards of identity politics, he should be safe. Not the case. All of the rules went out the window when he was performing a stand-up comedy set for an event called "cultureSHOCK: Reclaim" at Columbia University hosted by the Asian American Alliance.

He joked that being gay cannot be a choice because “no one looks in the mirror and thinks, 'this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

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For one, that's less of a joke and more of a statement. It's exactly the kind of safe, pro-LGBT statement that you would think campus feminists and trans activists would squeal with glee to hear.

According to Columbia's school paper, student organizers, offended by Patel's joke, rushed the stage 30 minutes into the set and told Patel that he needed to finish his set and say a few closing remarks.

Patel argued that his jokes were not offensive, and that they were actually much-needed insights into the real world. He also made it clear that he stands in solidarity with the Asian American Alliance.

They still cut his microphone off and booted him off stage.

Patel hasn't commented on the uproar, but here are a few comments from people who were in the audience:

The Columbia Spectator quoted three students who were in the audience. One of them said:

“The message they were trying to send with the event was opposite to the jokes he was making, and using people's ethnicity as the crux of his jokes could be funny but still offensive... He definitely wasn't the most crass comedian I've ever heard but for the event it was inappropriate."

Another student said:

“I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world. Obviously the world is not a safe space but just accepting that it's not and continuing to perpetuate the un-safeness of it… is saying that it can't be changed," said Jao. “When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it's like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer."

The radical version of leftism that has overtaken college campuses... will eat their own without thinking twice.

The third student wasn't bothered by the jokes:

“While what some of the things that he said might have been a bit provoking to some of the audience, as someone who watches comedy a lot, none of them were jokes that I hadn't heard before and none of them were jokes that elicited such a response in my experience."

The third student is a little ray of hope in all of this, but I'm afraid that people like her are increasingly outnumbered and unwilling to speak up.

The jokes were clearly not racist or homophobic. If anything, they seem to have been designed to pander to overly sensitive campus activists who all too often cry “racist" and “homophobic" and all their other insults.

It just goes to show that the left, particularly the radical version of leftism that has overtaken college campuses, will stop at nothing to push its postmodern narrative. They'll spare nobody. And they will eat their own without thinking twice.

Forbes recently described student loan debt as the $1.5 trillion crisis, adding that "Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt - and higher than both credit cards and auto loans," which is affecting 44 million borrowers in the U.S.

There's also the cultural effect that college is having, the indoctrination that young people are being subjected to. More and more powerful people are recognizing that college as an institution is a problem.

Last Friday, Peter Thiel gave a keynote speech at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Collegiate Network editors' conference. He told a roomful of 100 students:

Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago. At some point, if it's 100 to zero, you start to suspect you're in North Korea. Does the unanimity mean you've gotten to the truth, or does it mean you're in a totalitarian state. We have this illusion that all sorts of important decisions have been decided.

He added:

We are not on the losing side of history. The other side is on the losing side. The reformation is going to happen, and it won't come from within, but from the outside.

Thiel has worked actively to bring about the change that he's talking about here. The lawsuit he led against Gawker helped topple their empire of filth and lowest-level journalism. He has also created The Thiel Fellowship, which "gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things instead of sitting in a classroom. The idea that we are on the losing side is a form of psychological warfare."

We're not on the losing side. Not in the slightest.

And he's right. We're not on the losing side. Not in the slightest. We're on the up-and-up. Things are only going to get better from here.