Is it a Clock or a Bomb?

by harry98 on September 16, 2015 - 8:42pm

Do you know what the difference is between a clock and a bomb? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? Well it seems like a couple of police officers, a teacher and a principal at a high school in Irving, Texas don’t.

Ahmed Mohamed is a high school freshman and a brilliant young man who loves to invent. He made a homemade clock and took it to school. At his high school, his English teacher mistook it for a bomb. The teacher later alerted the principal, who then alerted the local police. Four officers came to school and handcuffed Ahmed before taking him away for interrogation.

When Ahmed was interrogated, he kept repeating that his invention was a clock and not a bomb. The police didn’t believe him. Thankfully, they finally understood and let him go without charges. His high school also suspended the boy until September 17.Ahmed’s family is now contemplating legal action and he is also thinking of changing schools.


Here, we have another case of assumptions and islamophobia. A teacher just assumed that a student with the name Mohamed had a device out of the ordinary and so he must be a terrorist. This goes to show just how badly Muslims can be treated. I am willing to bet if a student named John Smith created a homemade clock, he would be praised.

But out of all this hate, we got to see that most people are not racist as there has been an enormous amount of support for Ahmed and his family on social media.

Barack Obama invited the young inventor to the White House and Mark Zuckerberg invited him to the Facebook headquarters. It is great to see that most people are not people full of hate that we tend to believe they are.