Sandy High Oregon High School student Levi Frunk has been suspended and will miss playing in his homecoming football game, because of a homemade phone charger he was using in school. He was suspended and he wasn’t Muslim. Hmmmm.
Was he suspended because he was Jewish? Would anyone even suggest that, even though hate crime against Jews is nearly 60% (where anti-Muslim hate crime is 11%)?
Oregon’s KATU reported Sunday that Levi’s “homemade electronic device… looked like a bomb, but to Levi Frunk and his family it was just the latest creation from a very smart 15-year-old. In reality the device was a homemade charger he used to charge his phone.”
But Levi “took it to Sandy High School and left it out in a locker room to charge his phone during weight training. His coach saw it and called security.” Levi was suspended for a day and a half.
Where is this boy’s invitation to the White House, President Obama? You remember “Clockmed,” aka Ahmed Mohamed. Mohamed took apart an LCD digital clock and stuck it in a box. What he put together resembled a homemade bomb. Ahmed brought it to school. When teachers and school administration officials became concerned for the safety of the students, they walked into Clockmed’s trap.
Levi Frunk has an exemplary school record, is one of the smartest kids in the class, and he actually did invent something, a homemade phone charger. Clockmed merely dissembled a digital clock (and admitted in an interview with the Dallas Morning News that he knew before even going to school that the device “looked suspicious”).
So he knew going in.
The clockmeister’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, declared, “I know you know the story and the world knows the story.” “But we will repeat it and repeat it until justice is done.”
Justice? This kind of justice: a GoFundMe page to the tune of $20,000.
Ahmed’s father, Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed, has a history of trying to make a name for himself with self-aggrandizing moments. With Ahmed’s clock, he hit the jackpot.
If Ahmed hadn’t been a Muslim, his story would never have seen the light of day. Ahmed is not at a disadvantage because he’s Muslim: on the contrary, as the reaction from Obama and the fawning media showed, he’s privileged. Unlike Levi Frunk, who actually cooperated with school officials and authorities and answered their questions.
Unlike Ahmed, he didn’t cry “Judeophobia” or “Jew-hatred.
Unlike Ahmed, there are no tête–à–tête with President Obama, the UN dignitaries, the chairman of Google or engraved invites to meet with world leaders.
Unlike Ahmed, he didn’t sue the school district and city and then leave