Earlier this morning, 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. After a teacher believed the clock to be a bomb, the school called the police, who arrested Ahmed on the charge of bringing a fake bomb to school. The greater issue around his arrest revolves around the fact that Ahmed is Muslim.
Apart from all the negativity surrounding this controversy, a few select world leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs have sprung towards Ahmed offering their support, as well extended some cool invitations.
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
Hey Ahmed, give me a call in a couple years. We could always use smart, curious & creative people. https://t.co/02a4feMrk5
— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) September 16, 2015
Hey Ahmed- we’re saving a seat for you at this weekend’s Google Science Fair…want to come? Bring your clock! #IStandwithAhmed
— Google Science Fair (@googlescifair) September 16, 2015