'Clock Kid' Meets With Sudanese President Who Is Accused of Genocide
A Muslim student whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb at his Texas high school is making headlines again, just before his much-anticipated White House visit.
A photo surfaced in recent days showing 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed alongside accused war criminal, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir is accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court and of perpetrating a genocide against the people of Darfur.
Mohamed, whose father came to the U.S. from Sudan, visited the country's leaders in Khartoum last week.
Some are questioning what the White House will say about the visit, with Mohamed scheduled to attend Astronomy Night tonight at the White House.
President Obama tweeted his praise for Mohamed, along with the invite, after the teen was placed in handcuffs by police over the homemade clock.
Critics quickly labeled Texas officials as being Islamophobic.
Mohamed, who withdrew from the high school after the incident, has also traveled to Mecca and met with other world leaders from Turkey and Jordan.
And New York City welcomed him for a ceremony, declaring Sept. 28 "Ahmed Day."
"Clock Kid," as Mohamed has come to be known, has sparked a great deal of debate in recent weeks. Some have questioned whether the clock was really "homemade" and others, including Bill Maher, have argued that the clock really did resemble a bomb.
Meghan McCain weighed in this morning on "Fox and Friends," saying she "hates this story" overall, but hopes the White House will acknowledge Mohamed's trip to Sudan.
McCain wondered what would have happened if Mohamed had brought that device to an airport.
"You can't tell Americans, 'if you see something, say something,' in the era of terrorism. But be careful, make sure it's politically correct when you see something and say something. It's really dangerous messaging from the White House," she said.