Muslim ‘clock boy’ gets hug from Obama at White House Astronomy Night

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U.S. President Barack Obama points at the moon after looking at it through a telescope with Agatha Sofia Alvarez-Bareiro, a high school senior from Brooklyn, New York, during the second White House Astronomy Night on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on October 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama points at the moon after looking at it through a telescope with Agatha Sofia Alvarez-Bareiro, a high school senior from Brooklyn, New York, during the second White House Astronomy Night on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on October 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) "We have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility, not suppress them, not squelch them," the president said.

  • Bernardo

    Hugs don’t change the koran. Said student still follows this absurd book that demands death to all infidels. Hopefully, our next president will read the koran.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    If the hatemongering post from 10:51 AM on the 21st of October is still there, one can sure get a good example of why the rest of the world calls the United States “the Great Satan.”

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Ahmed Mohamed – a genius in the making. All the best.