Posted: Sept. 16, 2015
When a Muslim 9th grader brought his homemade clock, a circuit board wired to a digital display, to school in Irving, Texas, he was led out in handcuffs for creating a "hoax bomb." Ahmed Mohamed now says he'll never bring one of his inventions to school again.
This story has gone viral over the last 24 hours, and people are pointing fingers at Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne -- a right-wing extremist who gives speeches at churches about how Muslims are "infiltrating" her suburban Texas community.
Mayor Van Duyne has misused Christianity to create a climate of fear and Islamophobia, and now that climate has resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for the crime of using his God-given gifts of curiosity and inventiveness.
The mayor needs to hear that fellow Christians are ashamed of her Islamophobia. And both Ahmed and everyone who stands with him needs to see how many Christians will stand up when our faith is twisted to promote intolerance.
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