September 16, 2015

Photo: “14 year old Muslim student’s reaction to being arrested for bringing a clock into school.”

  “Other items bravely confiscated by Texas police.” (i.imgur.com) This just in: Father of the 14-year-old arrested for bringing a clock to school ran for president of Sudan, advocating for women’s rights, freedom of the press and fighting terrorism. (youtube.com) #IStandWithAhmed: Scientists and the public surge to support boy arrested for homemade clock (washingtonpost.com)

Irving Police spokesman Officer James McLellan told the station, “We attempted to question the juvenile about what it was and he would simply only tell us that it was a clock.” The teenager did that because, well, it was a clock, he said.

Best part of the CNN article. Bonus:

And: Zuckerberg invited him to Facebook:
You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he took it to school.
Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed. Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building.

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