ShortBytes: Ahmed Mohamed is out and released without any charges against him. He was earlier arrested because his school authorities mistook his engineering project for a bomb. Yet another instance of racial prejudice.
Ahmed Mohamed, by the way, is quite proud of his engineering achievement and police have decided not to press charges against the kid. Thank you sir!
With all the humanitarian crisis in parts of the world, you get a feeling that something is very wrong somewhere. The big compassionate talks do not obscure the constant prejudice faced by certain sects of the society, as we have been a witness to in many instances.
After #IStandWithAhmed went viral, many sympathies poured in for the boy and the US President Mr Barack Obama has tweeted to bring the “cool clock” to the White House.
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 great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Later, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook appreciated Ahmed’s engineering skills and invited him to Facebook. Google has invited Ahmed to attend the Google Science Fair this weekend and asked him to bring his clock specifically.
Hey Ahmed- we’re saving a seat for you at this weekend’s Google Science Fair…want to come? Bring your clock! #IStandwithAhmed — Google Science Fair (@googlescifair) September 16, 2015
Here’s the tweet of Twitter offering an internship to Ahmed:
Hi @IStandWithAhmed, we ? building things at @twitter too. Would you consider interning with us? We’d love it — DM us! #IStandWithAhmed — Twitter (@twitter) September 16, 2015
Reddit Cofounder is also willing to meet Ahmed:
How do I get in touch with Ahmed? We (@reddit) wanna intro him to some of our friends in science (+ internship?) https://t.co/Bwgnbz179O
— Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) September 16, 2015
As of now, Ahmed is happy and positive after the incident which would have been a torturous experience for any kid. Ahmed replied to his supporters with a tweet of his own stating the sad reality of the racial inequalities children like him had to face everyday.
Thank you fellow supporters. We can ban together to stop this racial inequality and prevent this from happening again pic.twitter.com/fBlmckoafU — Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) September 16, 2015
Listen what Ahmed had to say about all this.