I played this song last night thinking about Ahmed Mohamed and his family. How did we get to a place in this country where a 14 year old boy is arrested for making a clock and showing it to his teacher? I remember when I was a young kid, and I was a pretty nerdy kid, if I did something amazing I would always want to share it with my teacher. The encouragement that I felt from teachers and my school has helped me to succeed in life. My teachers were always happy to share in my joy with whatever crazy thing I was excited about. Thank goodness Ahmed has come out on top. He has been invited to the White House by President Obama
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
MIT, GOOGLE, Twitter and Facebook have all reached out to Ahmed. Here are a few other invitations
So there is a silver lining, Ahmed comes out on top racism and Islamophobia lose and Texas’ MacArthur High School looks stupid.
We shall not be moved.
We’re fighting for our freedom,
We’re shall not be moved
We’re fighting for our children
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
We shall not be moved