Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How Social Media Is Reacting To Ahmed Mohamed's Arrest

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

click to enlarge Social media users were not happy with the arrest of a young Muslim student who brought a clock to school. - FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE /TWITTER
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  • Social media users were not happy with the arrest of a young Muslim student who brought a clock to school.

On Monday morning, police in Irving, Texas, arrested 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed for building a hoax bomb, despite the fact Mohamed told them repeatedly that it was nothing more than a clock that he built to show his engineering teacher. Instead of being praised, he was warned not to show it to anyone else. A few hours later he was called to the principal's office and interrogated by the police. They asked him if he tried to make a bomb, not believing him when he said it was just a clock. He was then arrested and taken to juvenile detention. You can read our original report here. 

When the story broke, people took to social media to accuse the school and Irving police of hypocrisy and racial profiling. Not only was Mohamed praised, he was even offered a few jobs. Here are some of the reactions:












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