Tidbits of Arabic News translated into English

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed on the BBC Arabic

A 14-year-old Muslim boy of Sudanese descent was arrested in Texas for bringing a clock to school.

This was not the top BBC Arabic story, but they did have a little segment on it.

They showed Ahmed with his family and lawyer at a press conference outside his house:

They quoted Ahmed as saying: Go for it, don't let others affect you.

And they quoted the White House press secretary saying that Ahmed's teachers had failed him:

And they showed the tweet from President Obama inviting Ahmed to the White House:

And they gave the police a chance to air their side of the story,but you know:

If this had been a white student, we would have reacted in the exact same way, the police officer was quoted as saying.

Then they closed the segment by saying: what happened to Ahmed has made the US really think again about religious and racial biases and tensions.

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