Just a day after Ahmed Mohamed cashed in Barack Obama’s offer to personally meet him, the Texas teen arrested for bringing what appeared to be a bomb to school made headlines Tuesday for his family’s future plans.
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) October 20, 2015
Some activists have attempted to portray the Muslim teen’s experience as an example of Islamophobia, though some speculate he and his family orchestrated the incident to advance a political agenda. Regardless of the impetus behind Mohamed’s creation of the unconventional clock, it appears he is now set to leave the ostensible intolerance of America behind for the greener pastures his family hopes to find in Qatar. Mohamed’s sister, Eyman, reportedly confirmed that the family will only be in the U.S. for a few more days before relocating to Doha. Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, the teen’s controversial father, added that he looks forward to moving his children to a nation in which they “can study and learn” while “being accepted by that country.” Eyman Mohamed asserted that Qatar is “basically like America,” noting that the decision to move was based on a generous offer her brother received from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. “Our family has been overwhelmed by the many offers of support we have received since the unfortunate incident of Ahmed’s arrest,” a family statement explained. Mohamed visited Qatar as part of a world tour earlier this month, according to a social media post.
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