Ahmed Mohamed clock incident

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US President Obama tweet to student Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old student who was arrested in Irving, Texas in September 2015.[1] The arrest happened after a teacher, and later the police mistook a clock he had taken apart for a hoax bomb.[1][2][3] His arrest caused a huge controversy.[2][3]

US President Barack Obama invited him to The White House.[1][3] President Obama and others complimented Mohamed for his inventive nature.[1][3] Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Rodham Clinton also gave him support.[1]

His father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, ran in the election for President of Sudan in 2010 and 2015.[2] The elder Mohamed is the director of the Islamic Sufi Center in Texas.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fernandez, Manny. "Handcuffed for Making Clock, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Wins Time With Obama". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Arja, Hadeel (September 22, 2015). "Ahmed Mohamed's Family Has Come A Long Way From Sudan To Texas". The World Post. The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Reuters (September 22, 2015). "Muslim student arrested over clock withdraws from Texas school". Toronto Sun. Retrieved September 23, 2015.