‘Bomb clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed moving away from Texas to Middle Eastern countryBy Mason White 5:36 PM October 21, 2015
|Ahmed Mohamed with his parents|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A young boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school, announced that he is moving to a Middle Eastern country.
14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Texas, who was arrested when a teacher thought his homemade clock was a bomb, is moving to Qatar.
Mohamed became an overnight sensation after his sister posted a photo to the Internet, showing him wearing a shirt with the logo of the U.S. space agency NASA and in handcuffs.
Now, his family announced that they decided to move to Qatar. Mohamed received a full scholarship for the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to join its Young Innovators program.
Despite previously expressing interest in going to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mohamed announced that he will take up the offer from a foundation in Doha, Qatar.
“We are going to move to a place where our children can learn and all of them are accepted by that country,” Mohamed El Hassan, Mohamed’s father, said.
The announcement came one day after he met with President Barack Obama at the White House. Mohamed got to travel and visit many cool places like the Google headquarters and officials in Saudi Arabia.
Mohamed and his family held a press conference in Washington, were Mohamed said: “I am glad that this happened to me, I get to spread my word to the people and tell them it’s not about the color of your skin or your religion, but what’s in your heart that matters.”
Mohamed’s parents said that they took out their three children from the Irving School District “because of religious persecution.” They are now being home schooled.