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It looks like more people with common sense are recognizing what a hoax this was.

Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage by belittling the 14-year-old Texas teenager who was arrested on suspicion of building a hoax bomb that turned out to be a homemade clock.

The scientist and writer slams Ahmed Mohamed for claiming the clock was his ‘invention’ and hits out at tech firms that have rushed to offer him invitations and freebies.

Dawkins also questions whether the teenager was, in fact, trying to get arrested.

‘He disassembled & reassembled a clock (which is fine) & then claimed it was his “invention” (which is fraud),’ Dawkins wrote on Twitter.

While conceding that the police should not have arrested Ahmed, he questions: ‘what was his motive?’

‘If the reassembled components did something more than the original clock, that’s creative. If not, it looks like hoax,’ he adds.

Read more: Daily Mail

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