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Obama, Zuckerberg, The Entire Science Community, & Everyone Else Who Stands With Ahmed

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | September 16, 2015 |

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | September 16, 2015 |

Earlier this week, a 14-year old Texas high school student named Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade clock to school simply because he likes inventing things and wanted to share that love with his teachers and fellow students. Unfortunately, when your name is Ahmed Mohamed and you carry around a homemade clock, people’s fear, racism, and innate shittiness tend to come out and you run the risk of getting arrested. At your school. Because of a clock. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Ahmed’s account of his arrest:

As horrifying as that story is, the image of a boy wearing a NASA shirt, in handcuffs because of his passion and intelligence, has brought a lot of attention, at a ton of support, Ahmed’s way.

Here are just a few of the people who want Ahmed to know they admire and support him:

Obama is impressed and wants to hang.

Ditto for Hilary Clinton.

He has an open invitation to Facebook HQ.

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Same goes for Google.

But not only do these big names support Ahmed. His story has struck a chord with scientists and just generally non-terrible people alike, who are outraged by his treatment. The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed sprung up as a way for people to show their solidarity for science.

This support, by the way, has not been lost on Ahmed.