White House welcomes Muslim teen falsely accused of making a bomb

Irving, Texas student Ahmed Mohamed (C) is seen during the second White House Astronomy Night on the South Lawn of the White House on October 19, 2015 in Washington, DCThe Muslim teenager who was detained when his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb visited the White House Monday, after a receiving a very public invite from President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed joined a group of students, teachers, scientists, astronauts and celebrities — including the “Myth Busters” and Bill Nye — for White House Astronomy Night. Mohamed did, however, impress Obama, who congratulated the teen on his skills, in what was seen as a pointed rebuke to school and police officials amid accusations of Islamophobia.

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