Not Just Obama. Twitter is 100% Behind Ahmed, Teen Handcuffed For Clock

Not Just Obama. Twitter is 100% Behind Ahmed, Teen Handcuffed For Clock

#IStandWithAhmed has about a million tweets registered to it. AFP Photo

An invitation to visit the White House by President Barack Obama, an Invitation to meet Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook headquarters, an invite to attend the Google Science Fair, and encouragement from many prominent scientists - so far Ahmed Mohamed has received a huge outpouring of support. Not far behind on the list of supporters are the people on Twitter expressing solidarity with Ahmed.

By now almost everyone on the Internet knows about the 14-year-old boy who invented a homemade digital clock for a class project to impress his teacher. Far from being impressed, the school accused him of making a fake bomb and suspended him. The teen was handcuffed and interrogated by police.

A picture of the child dressed in a NASA t-shirt, with handcuffs on, was also posted on Twitter.
 
The incident caused major outrage, with people taking to social networking sites to condemn the act. Scores of people began posting their support for Ahmed with #IStandWithAhmed on Twitter.

According to BBC Trending, the hashtag, which now has about a million tweets registered to it, was started by 23-year-old Amneh Jafari.
Amneh, a psychology student with eight siblings, two of whom are Ahmed's age, told BBC Trending, "it was so close to home."

#IStandWithAhmed trended all of Wednesday. Here's what all that Twitter support looks like: