‘Ahmed the Clock Boy’ Meets With Obama After Visit With Sudanese War Criminal
Last week Muslim student “Ahmed the Clock Boy” met with genocide leader President Al-Bashir in Sudan.
Ahmed Mohamed, or “Clock-med”, the fourteen-year-old Sudanese-American Muslim high school freshman who came to international attention for bringing a hoax clock device that looked like a bomb to school last month, met President Barack Obama at the White House Monday night.
Obama hosted Astronomy Night and invited Mohamed after news broke that he had been detained and handcuffed by police for bringing the hoax device to school.
President Obama delivering remarks at White House astronomy event; 14 yr-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed in attendance. pic.twitter.com/PPnP63RDHq
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USA Today reported:
President Obama hosted 300 students, 11 astronauts, and Bill Nye (the Science Guy) on the south lawn of the White House on a clear Monday night for the second “Astronomy Night.”
And in the third row, among the students, was Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas boy who became an international celebrity after police investigated the clock he invented for a school project as a possible explosive device. Mohamed did not bring his clock, despite an invitation from Obama to do so.
But he did have an opportunity to meet the president briefly at the end of the event, despite earlier suggestions from the White House that such a meeting was unlikely. “After all, there are several hundred people who are planning to participate in tonight’s festivities on the South Lawn,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said earlier Monday.
Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News he didn’t bring his clock because he was returning from travel to Sudan — where he met that country’s president — and didn’t have time to stop home. “I felt really happy that I got support from (Obama),” he told the newspaper. “It’s really amazing that he helped me.”