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The Texas high school student who was arrested of a clock he made for school has been invited to the White House by U.S. President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was led away in after his school alerted police that he had brought a bomb to school. He was detained for hours before realised that what Ahmed had made was just a clock. Within of his being released, Ahmed's story went . The IStandWithAhmed has been retweeted hundreds of of times. President Obama tweeted: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like . It's what makes America great."

Ahmed's has once again put the in the USA on the issue of Islamophobia and of how Muslims are perceived and treated. Ahmed said that because of his , other kids at school called him 'bomb maker' and 'terrorist'. He said the police made him feel as though he had done something . He said: "I felt like I was a . I felt like I was a terrorist." To add insult to , his school suspended him for three days. Ahmed has caught the of Silicon Valley heavyweights. Twitter offered him an internship and Google invited him to a science fair and to their . Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg said: "The belongs to people like Ahmed."

 
 

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