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14 Year Old American Muslim Boy Wrongly Arrested for Bringing Homemade Clock to School Moves to Qatar

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Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim American boy arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his school, that was mistaken for a bomb, is moving to Qatar after accepting a scholarship offer to study there.

Mohamed’s family announced the news via a press statement, just shortly after the teen was at the White House for an astronomy night hosted by President Barack Obama, Punch reports.

Mohamed accepted an offer from the Qatar Foundation to study under its Young Innovators Programme.

“This means, that we, as a family, will relocate to Qatar where Ahmed will receive a full scholarship for secondary and undergraduate education,” the statement reads in part.

Expressing his excitement about the opportunity, Mohamed said, “I was really impressed with everything that Qatar Foundation has to offer and the campuses are really cool. I got to meet other kids who are also really interested in science and technology. I think I will learn a lot and also have lots of fun there.”

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13 Comments

  1. Fresh cute mum

    October 21, 2015 at 8:25 am

    If na me nko? Better to be in a relate environment than trying to fit in where you will be constantly checked because you have “isis like” name. Go on genious explore your God given potentials

    • Fresh cute mum

      October 21, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Relaxed*

    • ATL's finest

      October 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Exactly! Very correct… I know that right. Way to go dear! Silly Americans just can’t stand a genius when they see one mtchew..

    • Damilola

      October 21, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      This has propaganda written all over it. Enjoy your time in Qatar. Not condoning the arrest of the guy but America is a great country. God bless America.

  2. Khadijat

    October 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

    And of course this doean’t mean such an occurence will not happen in the future, because apparently every person with a beard, headcover or Muslim sounding name is a potential ‘terrorist’. Can’t help thinking a white boy named Peter couldn’t have been so mistakenly arrested. So much for being the land of the ‘free’. Smh.

  3. Cupcake

    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    America has just made its own terror,honestly. They’ve successfully managed to drive away one of the young people who Could have stood to help build a better, more unified nation where anyone can live their dreams,but no, they arrested him,humiliated him, mentally scarred him and drove the Us vs Them wedge firmly into his consciousness.
    If he moves over to serve ISIS from Qatar in ten years from now, you’ve only yourselves to blame After all, you already branded him a terrorist.

  4. beauty

    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Are they stylishly moving the poor genius and his entire family out of their country to a “more accepting” country being Qatar?

  5. jwezee

    October 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Abeg!!! read and followed that story guess they told him not to bring the clock to anymore but he kept bringing it… Americans can be real stupid o ( not my favorite people).. Butttt don’t mess with their intelligence… That’s how we would sit and hear how a 14yr old single handedly bombed a school… Abeg make that clock n hang it in your bed room lil boy…. #BetterSafeThanSorry

    • Cupcake

      October 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Hi jwezee,
      Not sure what account(s) of the story you read/followed, but they certainly don’t sound accurate. Too many sources to make reference to for the full story, but suffice it to say that if the incident warranted the President of the USA to Personally and publicly (seek to) make amends to the boy, then you know the school authorities and the Police no try in their handling of the situation.

  6. Ann1

    October 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Qatar??!! What a waste of a brilliant mind!

  7. fleur

    October 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    hmm. I hope his light is not dimmed by recruitment things. Life is more crooked and less assured south of the equator.

  8. ikeepitReal

    October 22, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Qatar is one of the most beautiful and peaceful Arabic Countries in the world.
    Just Google Qatar, and you’ll be amazed.

  9. Debbyllexis

    October 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Nice

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