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please write a one page essay about these two articles http://www.salon.com/2015/09/23/theres_one_aspect_of_the_ahmed_mohamed_outrage_that_we_arent_talking_about_nearly_enough/

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/16/us/texas-student-ahmed-muslim-clock-bomb/index.html

according to this Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, in the first sentence of his essay “Monster Culture (Seven Theses),” writes that he wishes to provide “a method of reading cultures from the monsters they engender.What does a particular monster have to tell us about the culture in which it appears? Remember what we said about culture. One definition of culture is: “a way of life of a group of people – the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.” With this in mind, start a new topic thread and write 275-350 words on what happened to Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old boy who got arrested in Texas for bringing a home-made clock into school (there is a link to the story in the class Moodle from last week, and you can easily Google-search for more on it). Clearly Mohamed is not a “monster” – but some people thought he might be one in that moment, believing his clock to be a “hoax bomb.” What can we understand about the culture through this incident? There are a number of elements here: a young Muslim boy, technology, school, teachers, police, the media… What “behaviors, beliefs, values” are revealed by the arrest of Mohamed as a potential monster?