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The Texas high school student who was because of a clock he made for school has been to the White House by U.S. President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was away in handcuffs after his school police that he had a homemade bomb to school. He was for several hours before authorities that what Ahmed had made was just a clock. Within hours of his being , Ahmed's story viral. The hashtag IStandWithAhmed has been retweeted hundreds of thousands of times. President Obama tweeted: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

Ahmed's arrest has once again put the spotlight in the USA on the issue of Islamophobia and of how Muslims are and treated. Ahmed said that because of his religion, other kids at school him 'bomb maker' and 'terrorist'. He said the police interrogation made him as though he had something wrong. He said: "I felt like I was a criminal. I felt like I was a terrorist." To insult to injury, his school him for three days. Ahmed has the attention of Silicon Valley heavyweights. Twitter him an internship and Google him to a science fair and to their campus. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg said: "The future to people like Ahmed."

 
 

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