This Monday started as an exciting day for the fourteen year old student Ahmed Mohamed, who went to his high school in Irving, Texas. The teenage boy who is filled with dreams of becoming an engineer, had made a digital clock from a pencil case, and eagerly brought it to school that day to show his teacher.
Instead of being applauded, he ended up with punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested and led out of the school in handcuffs.
This event, however have turned viral on the social media in support of Ahmed with hashtags of “IStandWithAhmed” flying across Twitter. Here are some of the popular tweets randomly taken…
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
— zellie (@zellieimani) September 17, 2015
And some of the tech companies have shown their concern too, while few have invited the teen on board…
— Twitter (@twitter) September 16, 2015
Ahmed, don’t let this stop your creativity. Come hang out at Autodesk and we’ll make something new together. #IStandWithAhmed
— Carl Bass (@carlbass) September 16, 2015
“Nuff” said right? please show your support too, the world needs to progress from judging an individual by religion / ethnicity / nationality.