@IStandWithAhmed

Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed's school had him arrested yesterday after he showed a teacher a home made clock he had built. The 14-year-old with a talent for science was taken out of school in handcuffs after his English teacher mistook his latest invention for a bomb.

‚ÄúThey were like, ‚ÄėSo you tried to make a bomb?‚Äô‚ÄĚ Mohamed said, according to The Dallas Morning News. ‚ÄúI told them no, I was trying to make a clock.‚ÄĚ

His parents say he was targeted because he's Muslim. The outpouring of solidarity with Mohamed has been all over Twitter this morning, including from President Barack Obama:

And, on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg:

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People were saddened that a kid who clearly loves science (he was wearing a NASA t-shirt when he was arrested, and built the clock outside of school) was persecuted, with many sensing Islamophobic undertones behind his arrest.

#IStandWithAhmed was trending worldwide this morning, as several :

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Tech entrepreneur Anil Dash was one of the first people spreading the word about Mohamed's arrest:

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He then set up a google form to collect offers of support from the tech community online:

And the support from scientists, engineers, science writers and hackers is still coming in:

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Some pointed out that this is a pretty clear example of racial profiling:

#IStandWithAhmed, because what could be more American than a son of immigrants who's going to be a genius inventor someday?

‚ÄĒ Ty Black (@TyBlackATTACK) September 16, 2015

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#IStandWithAhmed theres no "broader explanation" needed for a clock, they mistook a kid for a terrorist bc of islamophobic beliefs they have

‚ÄĒ bl*ge (@THECAROLDANVERS) September 16, 2015

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Others called on NASA to publicly show some support for Mohamed:

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https://twitter.com/elloecho/status/644145769591795712

Mohamed has been suspended from school. His family created their own Twitter account this morning, @IStandWithAhmed, where Ahmed shared his own message of gratitude:

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Related: Texas police arrest Muslim high school inventor for building a clock