- Barack Obama’s stand on the matter
- Ahmed Mohamed’s official declaration and response to Principal Dan Cummings’ letter
In an attempt to calm online protests, President Barack Obama, Hollywood stars show support to arrested Muslim boy. The 14-year-old Muslim student became an Internet sensation after he was arrested on Monday for creating a clock that was mistaken for a bomb.
Ahmed Mohamed is finally getting the appreciation he deserves. President Barack Obama posted a message on his Twitter account inviting the MacArthur High School student to come to the White House during next month’s Astronomy Night event. Obama declared himself impressed with the boy’s engineering skills and immediately subscribed to the #IStandWithAhmed Twitter trend.
Like him, Hollywood stars hurried to show their support to the young victim. Pharrell Williams, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monae all wrote Twitter messages saying that the students was unjustly treated. Stars took turns to praise his engineering abilities and gave Ahmed as a model for other high school pupils, who should be just as passionate as he is about robotics.
Mark Zuckerberg was also among the first to have a say on the subject. He wrote on his Facebook account that it would be nice to have many more talented students like Ahmed. His message was in keeping with previous posts stating that talent should be praised, not blamed.
Ahmed Mohamed was impressed by all the support he has receive. He took the opportunity of his recent press declaration to thank fans for the heartwarming messages they have posted. He further stated that he will move to any other high school as soon as possible.
His decision came after Principal Dan Cummings sent a letter to Ahmed’s family, expressing a confusing opinion on the matter. Cummings refused to apologize for the damages they have caused to the child and instead declared that the arrest was made because the boy was not sufficiently cooperative.
The Principle masked his lack of interest on the matter by claiming that authorities interfered to assure a safe environment for all the students of the high schools. He, too, believes the clock that Ahmed created resembled a bomb; therefore, he felt there was no need for apologies. Moreover, he suspended the 14-year-old student for three days making it more obvious for the child that he has to move to a new high-school.
Ahmed Mohamed, 14 years old, was arrested on Monday afternoon after teachers mistook his homemade clock with a bomb. Police officers arrested the boy and interrogated him for several hours because they thought the boy was hiding something from them. A pic of the handcuffed boy was placed on Twitter giving birth to the so-called #IStandWithAhmed sensation.
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