HOW #ISTANDWITHAHMED TOOK OFF

Any 14-year-old would be proud if they built a functioning electronic device, and so on Tuesday, Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, TX, brought the clock he built to school to show his engineering teacher. However, another teacher alerted school authorities, who called the police, after seeing the clock and believing it to be a bomb. Ahmed was led out out of the school in handcuffs and placed in juvenile detention and, according to the Dallas Morning News, his family fears he was arrested for being a Muslim.

The Internet has responded strongly to Mohamed’s arrest with #IStandWithAhmed, a grassroots online campaign where people can show the young inventor their support.

Since his arrest, Ahmed has been released and his family started a Twitter account (@IStandwithAhmed) and personally thanked supporters on Wednesday.

source: popsci.com By Jason Lederman

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.