Washington: Ahmed Mohamed a 14-year-old Muslim boy who was rewarded with handcuff and dispatched to Juvenile detention for bringing a homemade clock to school said that he had lost his innocence. He said that he had never look the world in this way.
Ahmed said that he like Science and always likes to invent something. He invented a clock in 20 minutes which consists of a circuit board and a power supply wired to a digital display. The clock and its wirings were all strapped inside a case.
Ahmed said that he build the clock to impress his teacher but when he showed it to her, she misunderstood it as a threat to her. He said he felt sad that she had a bad impression of him.
Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed father of Ahmed said that he came to know about the controversy when he received a call from Irving Police. Police said to Elhassan that his son had been arrested for making a bomb.
His father said that the arrest is because of Islamophobia. His son was arrested because he is a Muslim.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama invited Ahmed to the White House. Obama congratulated 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed on his skills and issued a presidential invitation. He tweeted “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, NASA, Hillary Clinton and an MIT astrophysicist have also reached out to him with several similar offers for him to pay them visits.