Here’s What Ahmed Mohamed Has Been Up To Since His Clock Arrest
Time has flown since President Barack Obama took an interest in one very cool clock and its now-famous inventor, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed.
The high school freshman is set to visit the White House Monday and do some stargazing with the president for the first-ever White House Astronomy Night. The visit comes roughly one month after the teenage science wiz was arrested at his Texas high school for bringing in a homemade digital clock that his teacher mistook for a bomb.
Mohamed’s arrest ignited a fierce debate about racism and profiling (the teen is both black and Muslim) and launched him from handcuffs to viral hashtag. Here’s a look at how America’s favorite “clock boy” has been keeping busy since:
Made clocks the coolest accessory since Flava Flav
Supporters have been snapping pictures of themselves with clocks under the #IStandWithAhmed tag.
Elsewhere online, Ahmed’s been crafting a strong Vine game
Selena Gomez would be proud.
He’s met with one of the biggest brains behind Google
Ahmed hung with Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the Google Science Fair Sept. 21.
And sat in fancy chairs with the president of Sudan
Mohamed, whose father immigrated from Sudan, visited the presidential compound in Khartoum with his family Oct. 14 and met with President Omar al-Bashir.
He snapped a selfie with Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu
Political selfie game: Strong.