People Won’t Understand Your Passion

That’s practically the case with a Muslim boy named Ahmed Mohamed, 14, as he got arrested for his home-made clock invention. The clock was brought in school and it wasn’t long until police came to the establishment to arrest and question him about a reported bomb.

It was in his 6th period when he was taken toa room where the principal and five (5) policemen were waiting for him. They searched his belongings, questioned him, and was even threatened to be expelled if he didn’t make a written statement.

And so, Ahmed explains what happened through this video:

He was kept in a detention facility, released some time after, and was continually investegated upon, further leading to charges of hoax bomb.

It’s heartbreaking when you simply do something out of passion, and within legal rights, then end up getting arrested for a negative perception brought about by others. Obviously, it was a stupid play of ignorance mixed with a racist, and even religious, perception. And as the internet is nowadays, this got so much attention and people were not too happy about what happened, and showed support for the boy, with Obama, Zuckerberg, Pharrel, Twitter, and other known entities leading the way.

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Society will NEVER ALWAYS agree with you. But if you mean well and be passionate with what you do, continue on, progress, grow, and never stop trying. No reason not to.

Sources: CNN, Unilad, VOX