A 9th Muslim grader was arrested for bringing a digital clock in school which was suspected to be a bomb. Is it right that he was judged just because he is a Muslim? Mark Zuckerberg, US President Obama, NASA and Google showed support and even invited him to their Headquarters.
A 9th Grader Who Invented A Digital Clock Arrested By Authorities Received Support From Zuckerberg, Obama, NASA, Google
Sep 17, 2015 at 9:27 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, is a 9th grader who loves to invent things. He won several awards for his invention. This kid is has a bedroom full of electronics for him to play with.
Ahmed was able to create a digital clock out of a pencil case. He was so proud of his simple invention that he decided to bring it to school and show his teachers what he invented. Upon showing it to one of teachers, he told him that it was "nice" and he should not show it to the other teachers.
During one of his class, the clock alarmed. Ahmed then showed his invention to his teacher but the teacher told him that it looks like a bomb. Ahmed explained what his invention was but the teacher still reported the incident.
When the police arrived, the officers interrogated him and asked him "So you tried to make a bomb?". Ahmed asked the officers for him to speak with his father but they refuse to grant his request.
This photo of Ahmed wearing a NASA shirt and handcuffed made rounds on the internet. With that, NASA immediately responded and showed support.
Following, Mark Zuckerberg, US President Obama and Google showed their support for Ahmed by using the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. What's even cool is that they even invited him to their HQ.
With what had happened, do you think that this is a case of racism? Just because someone is a Muslim, do you think it is right for them to be judged? Share your thoughts below.