Was this just a misunderstanding as well?
Ahmed Mohammed, also known as “clock-boy,” just can’t seem to stop doing stupid things. First, he brought a clock that looked like a bomb to school, and now he has met with a man wanted for crimes against humanity.
Ahmed has been on a world tour, visiting places like Saudi Arabia and other fabulous countries known for their love of human rights. His most recent stop was in Sudan where he met with Omer Hassan al-Bashir, the president.
There’s just one problem with Bashir–
Bashir has an outstanding arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for allegedly “orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.” His country is under a range of U.S. sanctions. For five years in the 1990s, Bashir is reported to have harbored Osama bin Laden. According to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks, the dictator may have quietly stolen $9 billion worth of oil money.
Shockingly, Ahmed Mohamed’s father — Elhassan Mohamed — ran against Bashir in two presidential elections.
When Elhassan’s name was blocked from appearing on the 2010 ballot, he accused Bashir of removing him from the election, saying, “I was told that Bashir personally intervened with the [appeals] court to reject my challenge.”
Immediately after the “clock” incident, Mohamed was touted as a hero in the Muslim community–“the hero they had been waiting for”. Now he’s meeting with a known criminal which doesn’t do much for his “innocent victim” pretense.