Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who is only 14 years old, was been arrested in Irving, Texas, on Monday for bringing a homemade clock to his school. The teachers thought that the homemade clock was a hoax bomb and immediately rang the police for further investigation. According to Ahmed, he was so excited the moment he invented a homemade digital clock out of a pencil box. He was surprised by the reaction when he arrived at the school. The little genius was hoping to be appreciated for his invention but ended up his day with an unjustified punishment.
Ahmed Mohamed handcuff
The photo you can see above is proof of how passionate Ahmed is about science and that he wants to be a genius scientist in the future. Ahmed in his NASA t-shirt would have never imagined that this is what he has to pay to be a genius scientist. He looks very confused and very upset as he has been forced to handcuff while he was taken to police custody.
“They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb,” Ahmed told media when he was released by the authorities.
A big question that was asked by many about this incident is Ahmed’s religion. American-Islamic relations have also connected their-self with Ahmed’s situation, and lawyers have been arranged for this case. Social media is also actively following this story, and there has been some overwhelming response for Ahmed. A Twitter hashtag named #IStandWithAhmed has been trending in different parts of the world, and the story has been picked up by celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Wil Wheaton, Hilary Clinton, and more. Navigating to the other pages will detail what these celebrities have to say and how does Ahmed’s invention looks like.
A photo has been revealed by Irving Police, possibly under social media anger, the photo clearly shows a homemade digital clock sitting inside a pencil box.
While Mohamed was interrogating, authorities stopped him from contacting his parents or any of his siblings and took away his invention along with his tablet and other tech devices he brought to the school.
Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan, who is an immigrant from Sudan, is very upset with whatever happened to his child and told the Morning News that his son was only mistreated because of his name. He only wanted to invent something good for humanity. He further said that school authorities should have contacted me and informed me about the whole situation which they did not bother to do.
Ahmed Mohamed and Hilary
As we were talking about this story, we also highlighted that there was a massive storm from social media about Ahmed’s story, and here’s what Hillary Clinton thinks about Ahmed’s situation. She motivated and inspired Ahmed not to lose his passion because of what happened to him.
Ahmed Mohamed and Mark-Zuckerberg
So this is, in particular, an official response from Facebook’s creator Mark Zuckerberg, where he is seeing condemning Ahmed’s situation. Zuckerberg believes that the future belongs to the people like Ahmed. Zuckerberg also tried to motivate Ahmed by asking him to build such fresh products in the future. Mark also showed interest in meeting with this little genius.
Ahmed Mohamed and Obama
As we have seen immense social media response, this is an official response from the US government regarding Ahmed’s situation. US President Barack Obama himself showed interest to see the product in the White House. He showed his gratitude by saying that the USA should inspire more kids like Ahmed, and this is what makes America a great country. Let’s hope to see Ahmed’s clock in the White House soon.
Ahmed Mohamed and the police
We wanted to close this story on a polite note by confirming that Irving Chief Larry Boyd has released a statement regarding Ahmed’s situation confirming that there were no charges on Ahmed, and they’re happy to see such talent is growing in the USA every day, during a press conference, in Irving, Texas.
It is also important to highlight at this point that Ahmed’s family claims that he was suspended from school for three days. It is unclear at this point, whether Ahmed has been taken back to the school or not since he was released without any charges.
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