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TOPIC: JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST

JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 20 Sep 2015 23:46 #7719

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You guys have probably heard this news about Ahmed Mohammad because social media was going crazy about him. Ahmed Mohammed, a muslim teen who got arrested for showing a clock he creates for school. When Ahmed went to school on Monday he was really excited about showing the digital clock he made at home from a pencil case. This kid didn’t know his life was about to change that day.
When he showed the clock to his teacher, she called the police and then he was arrested. The teacher thought it was a threat to her. Ahmed was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it. They arrested him and told him that he committed the crime of a hoax bomb which is a fake bomb.
This news got viral on the internet and people went crazy about it.
#IStandWithAhmed stated trending worldwide on twitter with more than million tweets. Even President obama tweeted about him saying "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.” I think they should fire the teacher who called the police. Just because he is muslim doesn’t mean he is terrorist. Muslims are not terrorists. You can’t judge a entire religion by action of few people. Muslim is a religion about peace. Muslim doesnt represent terrorism. It is the complete opposite.
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JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 25 Sep 2015 20:59 #7752

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I agree with you; not all Muslims are terrorists. But a lot of them are jealous of the Western world and some of them hate America because of Israel. I think you are right about Islam being a religion of peace, but these people commit terrorist acts in the name of Islam. All muslims have to recognize the world the way it is right now and know that they have no power to make any changes to the status-quo. For example, Israel is a State of the Middle-East for good and nothing can change that. Muslims have this idea that they can Islamicize the Western world, but we in no way want to do that. They need to reform their belief systems about Islam just like Christians and Jews have done from the past. They need to make their thinking more modern and know that they cannot force themselves upon us.
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JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 27 Sep 2015 22:07 #7818

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It is hard to say what exactly happened in the case of Ahmed's arrest, but I do agree with you that it is a little outrageous to see how an under-aged student was treated for a threat that wasn't even confirmed. According to several interviews with Ahmed, he was not allowed to call his parents until the police interrogation was over; that sounds pretty scary! Although I do think that this would have happened to any other student, regardless of race. I say this because school's have some very drastic rules; for example, I have a very clear memory of a friend of mine being sent to the principle's office for having a plastic water gun. He was given a two day suspension for shooting the water gun at another student, and this was only for bringing a plastic toy. Now, what Ahmed took to school was a more elaborate gadget, and although I do not agree with the way this was handled, it makes sense to me that a school would overreact in such a way.
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JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 30 Sep 2015 10:02 #7848

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Ahmed Mohammad is a study in Islamophobia; stereotypical of an over exaggerated and preconceived belief all members of Ahmed’s race possess inherent genetic characteristics of terrorists. If the teacher was so worried Ahmed’s invention was a bomb why wasn’t the school evacuated, and just why did she keep the clock in her classroom when the principal and a police officer pulled Ahmed out of class? You’d think she’d want to get rid of it as fast as she could, yet she kept it in the classroom with a roomful of students.

Police claim Ahmed was handcuffed “for his own safety and for the safety of the officers” then escorted into a room where four police officers waited with a school officer Ahmed had never seen before who leaned back in his chair and remarked: “Yup. That’s who I thought it was”, clearly a comment spoken to both insult and intimidate.

Ahmed said the bell rang at least twice while the officers searched his belongings and questioned his intentions. “They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?” “I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.”

Principals should know social science evidence strongly suggests juveniles are particularly susceptible to interrogation techniques which produce false or involuntary confessions. By his threat to expel Ahmed if he didn’t make a written statement, he was forcing him to make a false confession; breaking down his resistance with threats of expulsion to the point Ahmed is led to believe he has no choice but to admit guilt.

Very similar to the aggressive investigative protocol the police use in integration rooms, its call the Reid Interrogation Technique, which is an accusatory process to elicit a confession; the officer tells the suspect there is no doubt as to their guilt; they ask loaded questions containing unspoken, implicit assumptions of guilt. Even if the person doesn't give a confession, they can be manipulated into saying enough to give a prosecutor evidence to convict, they know how vulnerable someone is in this situation, and they’ll take full advantage of it. This technique is less about finding truth than it is about using psychological manipulation to get a confession.

This is exactly what the Principal was doing in his attempt at coercing Ahmed into signing a documented piece of evidence in the presence of police officers as witnesses.
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JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 04 Oct 2015 12:03 #7876

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Everything involving the arrest of Ahmed Mohammad is radical and beyond ridiculous. I am furious with his racist teacher. I don't think she knows that the majority of Muslims are peaceful. She must only pay attention to the small amount of Muslim extremist we hear about in the media. The repercussions this could have on the elementary's students life is unmeasurable. I hope this doesn't discourage him. God knows I was never able to create a clock out of a pencil box. I'm 30 and I couldn't do that in a million years. Bravo to Ahmed for his cool clock and his ability to deal with this racist american society.
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JUST CUZ HE IS MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN HE IS TERRORIST 18 Oct 2015 22:52 #8140

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Interesting post because ever since the terrorist attack on September 11, some people automatically assume that all terrorists are Muslims. And furthermore, Muslims are of course under the impression of discrimination. I remember reading in my Sociology book how certain people make Americans feel comfortable. Of course, white people were considered to be the most comfortable people to be around while Muslims were actually last on the list based on comfort level. I thought that was fascinating. Also, considering how Muslims are always stopped in airports, I believe that the extra security doesn't really help at all. I think if a terrorist really wanted to hijack another plane, I think they would find a way. In other words, the extra security didn't stop the underwear bomber. Also, one time, I brought a knife on the plane without knowing and it wasn't confiscated.
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