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" Washington, September 17

A 14-year-old Muslim boy in the US, who was detained after his homemade clock was mistook to be a bomb, has been applauded and invited by the White House, Facebook and Google for his innovation.
Ahmed Mohamed, an engineering enthusiast, brought the clock to his high school in Irving, Texas, on Monday to show one of his teachers, which she mistook to be a bomb.
Hours later, he was handcuffed and arrested by school resource officers as part of "standard procedure".
The incident has created an outrage in the country with messages of support pouring from President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
"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," Obama tweeted.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama like many others were struck by these reports.
"In this instance, it's clear that at least some of Ahmed's teachers failed him. That's too bad, but it's not too late for all of us to use this as a teachable moment and to search our own conscience for biases in whatever form they take," he said."

What do you think about teachers action ? To some it is justifiable to take precautions but I have heard similar incident in past and it seems to me citiznen of USA, the greatest country in the world are judgemental towards particular religion, skin color and are living in fear and has become paranoid ?

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seneca Post time: 2015-9-19 13:50
It's a nice gesture but certainly not more.

nice gesture ?... by Obama??

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racial discrimination has existed in the USA since a very long time. Paranoia is a more recent addition. When people who have been misled into thinking they are too high and mighty and above other humans around the world encounter a few incidents of terrorism in their own land, they turn this way. It is a testimony to other countries in the world, where there have been many, many more worse terrorist attacks, often supported by the USAnians, they still treat their school children of a different skin colour or religion with greater respect and don't fall into this kind of paranoia.
Maybe others actually need to get more cautious, careful and even a little paranoid, but when it reaches this stage, it is significant marker.
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seneca Post time: 2015-9-19 13:50
It's a nice gesture but certainly not more.

Obama is a really nice and kind hearted person

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