Ahmed Mohammed, 14, loves science and he actually made a working homemade digital clock. Then he made a huge mistake: he brought it to school to show his teacher.
Sounds commonplace, right? Well, it was until an English teacher feared Ahmed’s innocuous experiment was a bomb. The boy was placed in handcuffs by police and taken “downtown” until the police came to the conclusion that it was just an experiment and they had completely overreacted, so he was released to his parents. No charges were filed, but the school imposed a three-day suspension anyway. What happened after this on Twitter, though, is what has the conservatives losing their damn minds.
Here is a picture of Ahmed with his family:
Irving Police Cheif Larry Boyd talking about the boy’s treatment, courtesy of YouTube:
The media responded to this incident with a plethora of stories, so many it became viral and it was brought to the attention of President Obama. MSN News recently ran a story saying that the teen had been tweeted by the President of the United States of America, (WOW, that kids had to feel pretty proud of his clock at that moment!)
Cool clock, Ahmed,” Obama tweeted about Ahmed Mohamed, 14. “Want to bring it to the White House?
We should inspire more kids like you to like science,” the president added. “It’s what makes America great.
Pretty cool, huh? To be treated like a criminal for your creativity and put on a three-day suspension, then be acknowledged by the POTUS and invited to the WHITE HOUSE? Hell, a grown person would be excited! This article is one of those “will restore your faith in humanity” kind of articles, then you reach the comment section.
Boom, the comments start out drenched in bigotry, then turn ugly:
Ugh, yeah, they are exactly what you would expect from a bigoted and hateful right-wingers, but there are a lot of supportive comments too. There seem to be a lot more cowards among the hateful, though, because of the amount that are willing to click like while not wanting to openly say the horrendous sh*t these racists are saying.
It really is very cool looking, as you can see here:
Truth, if this boy was not Muslim he would have been sent home at worst, instead of treated, well, like a terrorist.
Luckily the hate is not unchallenged:
Then this one, which really seems to sum it up:
Some people only see what they wish to see and this is just another example of the greatness of our POTUS being maligned by people who are just not as tolerant, kind, nor as open minded as he is.
Feature image via screen capture from Dallas News