I Stand With Ahmed Mohamed

a young man by a computer and a computer chip

“I’m the person who built a clock and got in a lot of trouble for it,” the ninth-grader said during a press conference outside of his home after his arrest became national news.

Fourteen year old Muslim high-schooler, Ahmed Mohamed, made headlines this past week, after he was arrested in Texas, for bringing a homemade clock to school, in which his teacher mistook for a bomb.

Ahmed was arrested and taken to juvenile detention and suspended for three days, according to his family. “They interrogated me and searched through my stuff and took my tablet and my invention,” the teen said. “They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’ I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.” Ahmed is quoted as saying.
The incident has raised allegations of racism, and made the Texas school district the target of online outrage. Messages of support from President Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, have all come in for young Ahmed Mohamed.

President Obama has even invited him to the white house, though his act of kindness wasn’t viewed positively by everyone. Bristol Palin posted on her blog “This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. It encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ crowd and encourages victim-hood.”

Oh Bristol….what are we going to do with you?

Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela waving

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post. Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule, and served as his country’s first black president, died last Thursday, at the age of 95. He had rarely been seen in public since officially retiring in 2004. He made his last public appearance in 2010, at the football World Cup in South Africa.

Mr. Mandela ultimately died in his home at 8:50 p.m. He will be buried, according to his wishes, in the village of Qunu.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was one of the world’s most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation, despite being imprisoned for 27 years.

Some of his amazing deeds include pushing South Africa toward its first multiracial elections. He proved to be so loved that when the elections were held in April 1994, the ex-prisoner became the next president, and embarked on a mission of racial reconciliation, government rebuilding, and economic rehabilitation.

In a statement, President Barack Obama said, “Mr. Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he’s gone home and we’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth.”

I myself have always admired Mr Mandela, and will never forget all he had accomplished in his long life.