President Obama Tweeted Ahmed Mohamed inviting him to the White House.
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
The 14-year-old 9th grader in Irving, Texas, was arrested yesterday for bringing a homemade clock to school. One of his teachers mistook it for a bomb and called the authorities. He was handcuffed and arrested and walked off the premises. Ahmed is brown-skinned and Muslim. #IStandWithAhmed is trending heavily on Twitter today and Ahmed has received national support, including this from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton:
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