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Day 109: What is all that noise for?



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The whole of US and the world of social media has been chanting praises for this teen from Texas, Ahmed. Well, if you haven’t followed the news then here is what it is all about. The teen built a clock and took it to school. He was handcuffed by the cops for that! Well, don’t jump to conclusions . He was arrested because it was mistook to be a bomb. The teacher raised an alarm and lo! they arrested the student. The media took this scoop and all that was shown was the press statement given by the teenager after he was released. The social media went frenzy with posts about this. It attracted more attention because we had the top executives and founders of tech companies posting status messages on how they admired this boy and hated the action. He even got an invite from White House. In fact, Microsoft even gifted a whole freebie set of MS products. All is good. However, didn't we miss the point? Why was all this politicized ? There were no information or report on why the teacher took the product to be a bomb. I'm sure the teacher was a nice person, else, the boy might not have even thought of showing that to her/him. Why was this taken the religious and political route? Why does everything have to be about this alone? But yeah, don't get me wrong. I am totally put off by this news and I think it was ridiculous of the police to handcuff a 14 year old boy without even checking if it was a dangerous product. However, the whole aspect of everyone voicing and trying make it important makes me wonder, is that important? I wish that boy gets the best in his life and channels his energy and genius skills the right way. However, I wish this politicization of religion, race, color, and others end in a world where we are 'virtually' without borders and connected all at once. 
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