#istandwithfakery

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I was not going to mention this latest bit of culture creation fabricated story/campaign from our intelligence agencies, but this clock in Lobby (building) 7 was too obvious, topped off with our protagonist wearing a TShirt and a visit to actor in chief (why not the Pope?)

On Monday, September 14, 2015, Ahmed Mohamed (a 14-year old Muslim high school freshman in Irving, ) constructed a digital clock at home and brought it to school to show his teacher, only to then be arrested on suspicion that he had built a bomb. A media firestorm erupted, decrying the arrest as a two-fronted attack on Muslims and on engineering mindsets. The internet lit up with support for Ahmed, including from U.S. President Barack Obama. The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed began trending, with engineers posting their praises for Ahmed’s technical work and their own projects as a form of endorsement. Additionally, when asked, Ahmed mentioned that MIT was his 0;dream school”, and Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein extended an invitation for him to visit campus.

In support of Ahmed, hackers constructed their own digital clock display, and hung it over a banister in Lobby 7 on Friday, September 18. The working digital clock had a #IStandWithAhmed banner beneath as well as exposed breadboards and circuitry on the reverse. The hack remained up until approximately 12:40PM.

Mi6 Guardian story (maybe Brits do all the writing of these scripts). www.theguardian.com/technology…

Another 9/11 clock
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2 thoughts on “#istandwithfakery

  1. farcevalue

    More background on the “clock”:

    blogs.artvoice.com/techvoice/2…

    Evidently, “engineering” the “clock” involved removing the innards of a Micronta, (a Radio Shack subsidiary) clock – www.radioshackcatalogs.com/htm…, and then installing them into an aluminum pencil case, the result of which for all intents and purposes looks like a typical Hollywood representation of a bomb.

    More backstory from Willie Loman, which describes a much contrary version of the event:

    willyloman.wordpress.com/2015/…

    And of course, the father of our aspiring “engineer” (social, maybe) was involved in the Quran burning psyop from a few years back:

    www.dallasobserver.com/news/wh…

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