President Obama invites 14-year-old ‘terrorist’ inventor to White House


This video from the USA says about itself:

Ahmed Mohamed: Student Arrested For Homemade Clock at Irving MacArthur High

16 September 2015

“He just wants to invent good things for mankind,” Ahmed’s father Mohamed told the News.

@IStandWithAhmed Twitter #IStandWithAhmed

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This blog reported today about 14-year-old Texas boy Ahmed Mohamed, arrested as a ‘terrorist’ for inventing a clock. There is quite some xenophobia and bigotry in Texas.

Ahmed Mohamed told that he was now so scared that he would not dare to bring other inventions to school.

Then, by United States President Obama, on Twitter today:

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.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, poses with some of his other electronics with his three-year-old sister, Fatima Mohamed, left, in their home in Irving, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: David Woo/Dallas Morning News/Corbis

One should hope this invitation of one person will have a positive effect for others, falsely and hysterically accused of ‘terrorism’ … from this six-year old girl to that famous Egyptologist to so many people.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

“I have lost my innocence. I can never look at the world in the same way,” the teenager – currently suspended from school – told The Independent.

“I like science, but I look like a threat because of my brown skin.”

The 14-year-old said he had assembled the clock from a piece of circuit board and other things he had found in father’s garage. It had taken him just 10 or 15 minutes.

Ahmed Mohamed is just one example of the bigotry American Muslims face, by Linda Sarsour. Children like the now-famous clock-maker are this country’s future. We can’t allow them to be irreparably damaged by Islamophobia: here.

Arrest of Muslim Teen for Bringing Clock to School ‘Inevitable Byproduct of Culture of Fear’. ACLU says arrest of student ‘raises serious concerns about racial profiling and the disciplinary system in Texas schools’: here.

OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR MUSLIM BOY WHO BROUGHT CLOCK TO SCHOOL Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade clock to school to impress his teacher, but ended up in the principal’s office because school officials assumed it was a bomb. After Mohamed was handcuffed and interrogated, social media sprung to his defense. As of today, he has an invite to the White House and assurance from MIT that he’s the kind of student they like to see. [Andy Campbell, HuffPost]

3 thoughts on “President Obama invites 14-year-old ‘terrorist’ inventor to White House

  1. ok…it’s awesome that obama want’s to see this kid…it’s sad that his teachers reacted with such a knee jerk response….yeah, yeah…1st, where’s his parents??? did he talk to them about his plan to show off his clock???sure, he’s just 14yr old, but he don’t EVER watch TV??? this got blown way out of proportion!!! lesson learned…on both sides…kids will be kids and won’t always see things through adult eyes…AND that adults will be adults and won’t always see things through kids eyes…i’m glad this wasn’t another “attack on a school” story AND i’m glad this wasn’t another “kid killed by cop” story…kid, post your clock on instruables…i wanna see it too

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