The treatment of a Muslim student at his Texas school caused an outcry recently from many on the left, who claimed it was an obvious case of racial profiling.

When Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader at MacArthur High School in Irving, brought a homemade clock to school, it was mistaken for a bomb by teachers.

Mohamed was handcuffed and questioned by police after bringing in the clock to show it off to his engineering teacher. No charges were filed.

President Obama quickly rallied to the teen's defense, tweeting, "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also invited Mohamed to come to Facebook headquarters.

Since then, many have pointed out - including liberal comedian Bill Maher - that the device really did look like a bomb, especially to the untrained eye. 

Tech experts have also questioned the clock's design, saying it looked astonishingly similar to a clock that was sold in the 1980s by Radio Shack.

Dan Joseph of the Media Research Center took to the campus of George Mason University recently to see what college students thought of the device.

The most common response? It looks like a bomb.

Some other answers included "something bad," lie detector test, and "something that could explode."

Watch the video above.

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