Ahmed has since been suspended from school and police are investigating the case. Many took to Twitter to voice support for Mohamed, and the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithAhmed has since gone viral. The incident has prompted a social media debate about Islamophobia in America.
I expect they will have more to say tomorrow, but Ahmed's sister asked me to share this photo. A NASA shirt! pic.twitter.com/nR4gt992gB— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 16, 2015
#IStandWithAhmed doesn't only reveal Islamophobia, its also that awkward moment when a kid is smarter than his school teachers & police— Tyler M. Tully (@tyler_tully) September 16, 2015
His biggest crime appears to be having the name Ahmed Mohamed and being Muslim.— Staci D Kramer (@sdkstl) September 16, 2015