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

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

 
 

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