Ahmed, the boy now being praised a hero within the Muslim world, opened up a huge debate across the nation when he brought a clock to school that had the appearance of a bomb. A clock, mind you, that he didn’t invent or create.
It’s now widely believed that the entire scenario was likely some sort of hoax that the White House and many completely fell for. And if it actually turns out to be a hoax it could lead to fraud charges.
Judge Andrew Napolitano chimed in on a Fox News segment saying the following.
“if this was part of a purposeful stunt and if the parents were involved in this, and everybody from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama fell for this, this is not good. This is people overreacting because of his last name, or his skin color, or the atmosphere of fear. We saw a clock, we assume it’s dangerous. The kid who made the clock, or brought it in, has a Muslim ancestry. I wish race could be out of this but all of that goes aside if this was some sort of a purposeful stunt.”
The following video shows the segment in which Napolitano discusses the possibility of fraud charges.