A Muslim SchoolBoy Arrested In US For Bringing Homemade Clock To School Which Was Mistaken For A Bomb!
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, recieves support from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg after he was arrested when the homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb. Since, he is a muslim and the ongoing Islamophobia has had a pretty negative effect on the muslim community all over the world and especially
Ahmed, who is a student at MacArthur High School in Texas, is enthusiastic about technology and made a clock to show his engineering teacher in his first few days of high school.
His engineering teacher advised him not to show any other teachers, so Ahmed kept the clock in his school bag. After hearing beeping in the middle of a lesson, Ahmed’s English teacher asked him to remove what was in the bag.
“She was like, it looks like a bomb,” Ahmed told US media.
Later that afternoon, the principal and a police officer pulled Ahmed out of class and interrogated him with four other police officers. The police officer whom Ahmed had never seen before said after taking a look at Ahmed, “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.”
Poor Ahmed was searched and interrogated repeatedly even after he kept saying that it was a clock but the officers remained sceptical about the boy. Ahmed was also handcuffed and led out of school and sent to Juvenile detention.
Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who emigrated from Sudan, claims that his son was mistreated “because his name is Mohamed and because of September 11”.
He says his son “just wants to invent good things for mankind”.
However, Ahmed now is receiving full supoort and love from all over the country and the world alike for his wonderful skills in technology and his innocence.
President Barack Obama invited him to the White House to show off his invention in person, with Mark Zuckberg extending an invitation to Facebook and Hillary Clinton also offering praise.
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.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Mrs Clinton joined Mr Obama in expressing support for Ahmed on Twitter.
Assumptions and fear don't keep us safe—they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building. https://t.co/ywrlHUw3g1
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2015
As the news of what happened spread, outraged social media users created the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed to show support for Ahmed.
Content compiled from The Telegraph