In the last 24 hours, a 14-year-old Muslim-American teen has gone from being perceived as a “bomb maker” handcuffed and arrested by the Texas police, to an innovator celebrated by millions on social media and in the business community.
If his name were Charles Adams or his skin color was white, Ahmed would probably have been applauded by his teachers.Joyce Karam
Arrested for being Muslim
Ahmed to visit the White House
The story of Ahmed’s clock renews hope that despite the prejudice and the fear mongering, the majority of Americans is neither silent nor intolerant.Joyce Karam