The arrest of a Muslim high school student in the US over a ‘hoax bomb’ has sparked outrage not only amongst the Muslim community but amongst individuals coming from various different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Social media has been flooded with posts supporting the trending hashtag #IAmWithAhmed

Some individuals went on to highlight the issue of racism with comparisons…

Pakistani celebrities and journalists too were seen to be an active part of this trending hashtag…

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old ninth grader at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that police officers said resembled a "hoax bomb".