Thankfully, Texas police have decided not to charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.
Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticised in many quarters
Ahmed told reporters it was “very sad” that his teacher thought his clock was a threat.
“I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her she thought it was a threat to her. I’m very sad that she got the wrong impression of it.”
Ahmed’s father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who is originally from Sudan, praised his son’s ingenuity, saying he fixes everything around the house, including his father’s phone and computer.
As I’m sure you can imagine, the way Ahmed has been treated has outraged many people. However, it’s was so heart-warming to watch Ahmed’s family respond to the media camped outside their home.
Rather than telling them to leave….his parents led by example and fed them.
Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said,
“That is not America,”…
of his son’s humiliation after he had been handcuffed in front of his classmates.
But Mohamed said he’s also been touched by the outpouring of support for his son.
“What is happening is touching the heart of everyone with children,” he said.
“And that is America.”
Even in the face of unwanted attention and an unkindness done to their son, Ahmed’s family practiced Kindness, Forgiveness, Generosity and Hospitality.
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