Hillary Clinton’s early and unexpected departure from the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York tended to overshadow the rest of the day’s news, but now that it’s after 9/11, isn’t anyone curious to know how the largest terrorist attack on American soil affected Ahmed “Clock Kid” Mohamed?
Lest anyone go overboard remembering those killed on 9/11, Twitter users provided some perspective with the #AfterSeptember11 hashtag, reminding citizens of the struggle faced by those trying to make their way in a post-9/11 United States. Mohamed again shared his tale (at least it seems like him — Twitter, which offered him an internship, didn’t waste any time verifying his account).
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) September 11, 2016
— proudRWNJ (@gritsandeggs1) September 12, 2016
Mohamed accompanied his own tweet with selected screenshots from other persecuted Twitter users with screen names such as “Bush did 9/11.”
He also left out that he was offered internships at some of America’s largest tech companies, sent tons of swag, and invited to the White House, where he attended Astronomy Night and spoke briefly with the president (without his cool clock, alas). On top of that, he was offered scholarships, including one in Qatar, where he spent nine months before returning to racist hell-hole Texas.
— Ex- Hindu (@CorLeonisAge) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed yea it's not like you came to school with a ticking clock you "built" that looked exactly like a bomb. Such a tragedy
— adrian (@uravrgglitch) September 11, 2016
— Chris (@RiceeChrispies) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed I love how you gloss over the fact that your "clock" actually had a striking resemblance to a bomb…
— Dom (@DomLaSon) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed No, you did not make a clock. u repackaged an old radioshack clock. you were told it keep it in your back pack, you didn't.
— Larry Sullivan (@sullivan_larry) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed if I was the teacher I would called that in for the safety of my students just in case… It was precautionary.
— Collin Mathers (@CollinMathers) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed who gives a shit, son. After the attacks, we hd to protect the homeland. Get over it.
— Josh (@wingedfoot97) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed after 9/11 many children grew up without their parents, significant others, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, grandparent..
— Katie (@katiebugg1117) September 12, 2016
— Mrs❄️Goodbar (@mrs_g00dbar) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed Your 15 minutes were up years ago. Nobody cares, bullshitter…
— patrick murray (@13_murray) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed stop milking it
— Chipper McManus 🌐 (@WastedPiggy) September 12, 2016
@IStandWithAhmed A reasonable person would have foreseen the consequences of bringing a disassembled clock to school. Be a man.
— Lipo Davis (@lipodavis) September 12, 2016