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#IStandWithAhmed: The student who was arrested for making clock: What’s Ahmed Mohamed saying?

Ahmed Mohamed is a young student from Irving, Texas who was arrested by Irving Police officers when he presented a self-made clock to his teacher. Ahmed is a student of Irving MacArthur High School. The reason for arresting Ahmed was that the teacher mistook the clock for a bomb. The world is abashed and is outpouring their sympathy for the 14 year old bright young student. The list of supporters include the President of United States Barack Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and many other big names.

IStandwithAhmed

President of the United States tweeted:

President Obama (@POTUS)
September 16, 2015
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO tweeted:

“Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building.”

Google also invited Ahmed to showcase his clock at the Google Science Fair:

Google Science Fair (@googlescifair)
September 16, 2015
Hey Ahmed- we’re saving a seat for you at this weekend’s Google Science Fair…want to come? Bring your clock! #IStandwithAhmed

Ahmed was not charged but he was suspended for three days. With the memories of 9/11 afresh, the teacher did not care to give a second thought about the innovation of the little boy before calling the cops. The incident has been an eye opener to the world. Many have admitted that it’s a shameful act to sterotype a particular race or a religion as terrorists. However the charges have been removed later on and millions of supports have been pouring out for Ahmed but what impact has it left on the boy?

What did Ahmed say?

“It made me feel like I wasn’t human. It made me feel like I was a criminal,” Mohamed told Dallas Morning News in an interview.

Twitter users have been using the hashtag #IStandwithAhmed to express their stand for Mohamed. You can also use the hashtag to express your views in social media.

#IStandWithAhmed: The student who was arrested for making clock: What’s Ahmed Mohamed saying? - Last modify: September 18th, 2015, Author: Debaleena
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Comments
  • Rofazz Kevin

    The genius people got arrested and the politicians corruptor got the money, this world really not fair. i can only praise for this boy and his hardwork for creating an inovation.

  • Tom Kench

    This kid has the ambition to make a clock presumably from scratch, and
    is cuffed for it. Do people look at these things and automatically
    assume the worst just cuz he’s Islamic? The engineering teacher at
    least should’ve had the knowledge to discern what was built and talk
    down the principal of the school or something…

  • José Luis Avendaño

    I support Mohamed, is a intelligent young that is an example to all in this world. He loves the technology and innovation and attitude from his teacher is a wrong sign, because is a wastage of talent that this young have. Their country need this type of people, they have other culture but all of us too.

  • Nia United

    This is not so much a story about race or religion as it is about scientific and technological ignorance. People get their ideas of what is dangerous from TV shows and Hollywood, rather than from science class or common sense. There was clearly nothing there that could explode – just some electronics. But people think that the electronics itself can explode, rather than just tell you that your egg is done cooking