Teen Accused of Making Clock Bomb Moves Abroad
The 14-year-old Muslim boy accused of bringing a clock that authorities said resembled a bomb is moving to another country.
Following a mini-press tour, which included a visit to the White House to meet President Obama, Ahmed Mohamed and his family announced that they are making Qatar their new home.
“After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity,” the news release stated.
Mohamed made headlines last month, when he brought a homemade clock to his school in Texas to show his engineering teacher. Another instructor mistook his creation for a weapon and alerted school authorities, who called the police. As a result the teenager was handcuffed and pulled out of school until he was proven innocent.
The incident sparked outrage, rallying tons of supporters on social media who stood together against racial profiling and stereotyping by using the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed.
Though he’s been celebrated, his time in the land of the free will soon come to an end.
Next week, Mohamed, along with his parents and two siblings, will wave goodbye to America, and he’s looking forward to it.
“I loved the city of Doha because it’s so modern,” he said. “I saw so many amazing schools there, many of them campuses of famous American universities. The teachers were great. I think I will learn a lot and have fun too.”