CAIR Investigates Charges Against 9th-Grader Accused of Making a Bomb, Actually a Clock

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has been investigating this incident, which has drawn nationwide attention to the constant suspicion under which Muslim-Americans live.

“This all raises a red flag for us: how Irving’s government entities are operating in the current climate,” said Alia Salem, who directs the council’s North Texas chapter and has spoken to lawyers about Ahmed’s arrest.

“We’re still investigating,” she said, “but it seems pretty egregious.”

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