Ahmed Mohamed Has Officially Decided To Move To Qatar With His Family


The Texas teen who was arrested after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb is moving to Qatar with his family.

According to The Washington Post, the family of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed announced yesterday Mohamed accepted a full scholarship for a special program at a Qatar school.

The decision came less than 24 hours after Mohamed met President Obama at the White House's second annual Astronomy Night.

Mohamed, along with his father, mother and two sisters, will make the move next week.

In a statement, the family said,

Mohamed, who is of Sudanese descent, withdrew from MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas shortly after an electronic project led to him being handcuffed, suspended and taken to a detention center last month.

Huffington Post reports he has since visited Sudan, Mecca and Qatar's capital city of Doha, where degree programs from Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell Medical School and more are offered through a university complex known as EducationCity.

In the family's statement, Mohamed said,

The teen's 19-year-old sister, Eyman, told The Washington Post Qatar, aside from the predominantly Muslim population,  actually isn't too different from Texas.

She added her brother was under tremendous pressure as a result of his fame.

Eyman said,

Mohamed previously said he plans to eventually attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he referred to as his "dream school."

Citations: 'Clock kid' Ahmed Mohamed and his family will move to Qatar (The Washington Post), Ahmed Mohamed And His Clock Are Moving To Qatar (Huffington Post)