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Texas student Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested in Irving after his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, will move to Qatar with his family.

The 14-year-old Muslim boy has accepted a scholarship from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, where he will study.

Ahmed Mohamed met President Barack Obama at the White House on October 19.

After being detained over the clock, Ahmed Mohamed’s case went viral on social media.

Some alleged the boy was unfairly treated because of his name and religious background. Officials in Irving Texas defended their decision, saying they were only concerned with the safety of students.Ahmed Mohamed Qatar

The Qatar Foundation is providing a full scholarship for his secondary and undergraduate education, according to a news release.

“Our family has been overwhelmed by the many offers of support we have received since the unfortunate incident of Ahmed’s arrest,” the Mohamed family said in the release.

“From the White House to Sudan, to Mecca, we have been welcomed by a variety of individuals, businesses and educational institutions.”

According to his family, Ahmed Mohamed will be enrolled in the Qatar Foundation’s “Young Innovators” program and his whole family will relocate with him to Qatar.

“Qatar was a cool place to visit. I loved the city of Doha because it’s so modern. I saw so many amazing schools there, many of them campuses of famous American universities,” said Ahmed Mohamed in the news release.

“The teachers were great. I think I will learn a lot and have fun too.”

Ahmed Mohamed withdrew from his Texas school shortly after the clock incident.

The boy was arrested after his teacher mistook his clock for a bomb, sparking outrage and the trending hashtag #StandWithAhmed.

In addition to being invited to the White House, Ahmed Mohamed received an outpouring of support from scientists, politicians and celebrities.


Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager arrested after a homemade clock he brought to his school was mistaken for a bomb, has quit MacArthur High School in Texas, his family says.

The boy’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, said he had pulled all his children from schools in the area.

According to Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, the arrest had a harmful effect on his 14-year-old boy.

Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticized and the charges against him were quickly dropped.Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from high school

The boy was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, after officials thought the device he brought to school was a “hoax bomb”.

“Ahmed said: <<I don’t want to go to MacArthur>>,” Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed told The Dallas Morning News on September 22.

“These kids aren’t going to be happy there.”

Ahmed Mohamed has received numerous enrolment offers from schools, his father said, adding that he wanted to give him a break before making a decision.

The entire family is set to fly to New York on September 23 where United Nations dignitaries want to meet Ahmed Mohamed.

After that, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed hopes to take his son on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

“I ask Allah to bless this time. After that, we’ll see,” the father said.

When they return, they plan to visit the White House to meet President Barack Obama, he said.

Ahmed Mohamed announced his plans to transfer schools at a news conference last week.

He told reporters it was “very sad” that his teacher thought his clock was a threat.

Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticized, and the boy has received an outpouring of support including an invitation to the White House.