Â (DALLAS, TEXAS, 9/16/15) â€“ Later today, the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a news conference outside the home of the 14-year-old Muslim boy detained yesterday after a high school teacher falsely concluded that a homemade clock he brought to class might be a bomb.
The schoolâ€™s principal and police officers questioned the Muslim teenager, searched his belongings and marched him out of the school in handcuffs.
CAIR: Family Adjusting to Ahmed Mohamed's Sudden Fame As Police Announce No Charges for Clock Deemed 'Hoax Bomb'
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WHAT: CAIR News Conference with Muslim Teen Detained Over Clock
WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Home of Ahmed Mohamed, 2625 Castle Street, Irving, Texas
CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive DirectorÂ AliaÂ Salem,Â 469-554-0786, 817-538-8269,Â email@example.com
CAIR-DFW is working with the family and officials, and says the incident is symptomatic of growing Islamophobia in American society.
In a tweet, President Obama invited the Muslim teen to bring his clock to the White House.
Â SEE: President Obamaâ€™s Tweet
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, today issued a statement decrying the detention of the teenager.
Support for the teenager is trending atÂ #IStandWithAhmed.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization today also released a compilation of recent anti-Islam incidents in Texas.
CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: Recent Anti-Islam Incidents in Texas
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive DirectorÂ AliaÂ Salem,Â 469-554-0786, 817-538-8269,Â firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,Â email@example.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,Â firstname.lastname@example.org