Muslim group doesn't fault school or police for boy's arrest

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took his homemade clock to MacArthur High in Irving (KTRK)

One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas says it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb.

Instead, Khalid Hamideh of the Islamic Association of North Texas blames political leaders for espousing inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and creating a "climate of fear."

The association operates the mosque attended by the family of Ahmed Mohamed, the suburban Dallas student who became a sensation on social media Wednesday after word spread about his clock and the way he was treated.

Ahmed was pulled from class Monday after he showed the device to a teacher. Authorities are not seeking criminal charges against him.
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