Ahmed Mohamed Invited To White House By Obama; Bristol Palin Criticizes President’s Support Of Teen
Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim Texas teen who was wrongfully arrested earlier this week, has been invited to the White House by President Barack Obama – and Bristol Palin isn’t happy about it.
Ahmed Mohamed Invited To The White House
Mohamed was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving Texas on Wednesday after a teacher worried that his homemade clock was actually a bomb. The 9th grader was later released from police custody after it was realized that he had merely created a clock – but not before his story of racial profiling had swept the Internet. Among those weighing in on the 14-year-old’s situation was the president.
“Cool clock, Ahmed,” Obama tweeted. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
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.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Though many were happy to see Obama “stand by Ahmed,” Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor and vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, was not.
“This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ crowd and encourages victimhood,” Bristol Palin wrote on her blog. “The police made a mistake, clearly. But why put more people against them? Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected.”
Mohamed, undeterred by the naysayers like Bristol Palin, has gladly accepted Obama’s invitation to meet with him in Washington, D.C. “I hope to see him soon,” he told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Thursday.
In addition to Obama, Ahmed has also received messages of support and invitations from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, NASA officials and MIT’s Chanda Prescod Weinstein.