Texas teen arrested over clock is moving to Qatar with his family

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Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was detained after police said a suspicious device was found inside his pencil box at MacArthur High School. Photo courtesy of USA Today

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was detained after police said a suspicious device was found inside his pencil box at MacArthur High School. Photo courtesy of USA Today

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DALLAS (Reuters) Ahmed Mohamed, 14, has accepted an offer from the Qatar Foundation to study at its Young Innovators Program.

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  • William

    Qatar will be quite a change for this young man. He’ll be able to see the difference between Texas and Qatar, a place which supports slavery.

    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/series/modern-day-slavery-in-focus+world/qatar

  • Bernardo

    Yes indeed, he will now see the full view of Islam that teaches death to all infidels by any means, polygamy and treating women as third class citizens.

  • Daniel Berry, NYC

    i dont suppose this was an easy decision. But I also doubt if the clock incident was the first time this young man or other family members have been mistreated in Texas. If I were a father, I’m very sure I’d want to do everything I could do to ensure the safety of my children. The clock incident doesn’t bode well for that imperative.

  • Bernardo

    Why the citizens of Texas might be a bit sensitized to Muslims building anything remotely looking like a bomb:

    The massacre in Mumbai, the assassinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood, Texas follower of the koran, the Filipino “koranics”and the Boston Marthon bombers.