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The Texas high school student who was [arrested / arresting] because 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 / get] away in handcuffs after his school [alarmed / alerted] police that he had [bought / brought] a homemade bomb to school. He was [retained / detained] for several hours before authorities realised that what Ahmed had made was [justly / just] a clock. Within hours of his [being / been] released, Ahmed's story went [virus / viral] . The hashtag IStandWithAhmed has been retweeted hundreds [of / for] thousands 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 science. It's what makes America [greatly / great] ."

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

 
 

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