“One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock. In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.”
Also in 2011, ElHassan debated Robert Spencer on “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Clearly, he was trying to score against a famous “Islamophobe” and thus win a name for himself. ElHassan has been looking for publicity and chances to fight against “Islamophobia” for a considerable period. Now he has seized it, going so far as to claim his son was “tortured” by school and law enforcement officials.
School officials were being prudent, protecting the children. Irving, Texas has had its share of jihad and sharia. The Said sisters were honor-murdered by their father, execution-style. He is still at large. Irving Texas is only half an hour from Garland, Texas — site of jihad shooting on a free speech event in May. And the news is riddled with stories of young Muslims, just like Ahmed, all lovely, sweet achievers who suddenly — go jihad.
This story is pure agitprop most fatal. “If you see something, say something” is now racism.
Backstory: A Muslim teen bought a strange ticking device to his high school that set off alarms and fear. The student was detained for having what resembled a bomb. Officers said the clock and wires inside his Vaultz pencil case looked like a hoax bomb to them. When questioned about the device was, the student, Ahmed Mohamed, wouldn’t answer. Now terror-tied Islamic groups like Hamas-CAIR, their media lapdogs and even President Obama are waging jihad against the school.
Obama has invited Ahmed to the White House. NASA has also invited Ahmed to meet with them, as has Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
“Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock previously battled Fla. Koran burner, has run for president of Sudan twice,” by Nina Golgowski, New York Daily News, September 16, 2015:
Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed is seen next to his 14-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested on Monday for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country.
Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how “proud” he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported.
“Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated to America in the mid-1980s,” the father of seven told the paper in February.
Though college educated, the hardworking dad said his philosophy degree from Cairo University wasn’t accepted in the states, so he had to start from the ground up — first hitting the streets of New York as a vendor before moving his family to Dallas and working as a taxi driver, all while taking classes at a community college.
ElHassan went on to create his own taxi company which he later sold to Yellow Cab, he said.
One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock.
In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.
He also admitted that he wanted to take his family to nearby Disney World and “kill two birds with one stone.”
That wasn’t his only instance of fame back then.
In 2010, and again this year, the busy dad was nominated and ran for president of his native North African country from his home in Texas.
“Mr. ElHassan is no stranger to adversity and experienced hardship firsthand, and during his lifetime has cultivated a deep sense of humanitarianism, tolerance and patience,” his latest campaign’s website read.
He further credited a Sufi spiritual leader and mentor in Africa for inspiring him with “wisdom and leadership.”
Today, ElHassan serves as a mentor at Jack E. Singley Academy High School in Irving and also as the vice president of the National Reform Party in Sudan, the Gazette reported.
“We have been here in this house for more than 30 years. We love it. We love all the people here,” he said Wednesday while standing beside his family outside their Irving, Texas home.
Among his many accomplishments, one of his proudest, he said, is having raised his 14-year-old son.
“I’m proud of him,” he said before crediting him as “a very smart, brilliant boy.”
“He fixed my car, my electricity, my phone, my TV, his go-cart, my computer. I swear it’s the truth,” he gushed.
Despite his upset with local police and school administers’ handling of his son, he continued to speak highly of his country.
“I’m grateful to the United States of America,” he said. “What’s happening is touching the heart of everyone who has children, and that is America.”
ElHassan recognized that all people make mistakes but said that the treatment that his son experienced, “in front of his friends and his teacher inside of his school — that is not America. That is not us. That is not like us.”
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.