Richard Dawkins expressed some support for the notion that Ahmed Mohamed's clock was a hoax this weekend. He's part of the wave of Ahmed "truthers" who are trying to prove that Ahmed didn't build his own clock and actually had a surreptitious motive to get himself arrested.
He tweeted the following on Sunday:
If this is true, what was his motive? Whether or not he wanted the police to arrest him, they shouldn’t have done so https://t.co/LtOFAAmVxK— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 20, 2015
This tweet extends to:
This man seems to know what he's talking about.
If he's right, Ahmed didn't build a clock. He simply took one out of its casing. Did he deliberately want to be suspected of making a bomb? Did he want to be arrested, to be seen as a victim of "Islamophobia"? If so, Texas police played right into his hands and most of us (including me) fell for it.