Ahmed Mohamed accepted a full scholarship to attend a Qatar school instead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Clock Boy” Ahmed chose the reputed home of the Muslim Brotherhood over an institution revered among the world’s finest science and engineering universities. Ahmed is the Texas teen who was arrested and suspended from high school last month after bringing a homemade suitcase clock mistaken for a hoax bomb.
His father, Mohamed Elhassen Mohamed, announced late Tuesday, in a statement released by a Dallas PR firm, that that the family accepted a full scholarship offered by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). Ahmed will complete his high school education and then embark on undergraduate studies through the QF Young Innovators Program.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the family intends to jet off to a new life on the other side of the world in mere days but must first return from their latest adventure in Washington, D.C. where Ahmed attended the White House Astronomy Night and met President Obama.
Over the past month, Ahmed visited Google headquarters, made an appearance on “Dr. Oz,” went to New York and hung with Mayor Bill de Blasio, jaunted to the U.N. where he rubbed shoulders with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, flew overseas and hugged Sudanese genocidal war crimes theocratic dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir, and enjoyed a Saudi government funded pilgrimage to Mecca. But, he has yet to pick up his clock from Irving PD. Officers made multiple private and public requests to the family to retrieve their property since the week of Sept. 14. Instead, the teen played the victim with liberal media, as if law enforcement refused to return it.
Sister Eyman Mohamed, 18, said while Ahmed attends Doha Academy, she and his other siblings will school at other institutions in the rich capital city. She said: “Looking at all the great offers we’ve had, it’s the best decision.”
Last month, MIT astrophysics postdoctoral fellow Chanda Prescod-Weinstein invited Ahmed to the prestigious university that boasts 85 Nobel Prize winning alumni and others affiliated with the university. Originally, the professor reached out to the 14-year-old over Twitter, writing: “@IStandWithAhmed we would love to have Ahmed visit us at MIT!”
— Dr. Chanda P-W (王嬋娟) (@IBJIYONGI) September 16, 2015
Ahmed responded, “I would love to!! MIT is my dream school.”
Eyman said Qatar is “basically like America,” because American universities like Texas A&M and Carnegie Mellon have Qatari-side campuses.
Also in the press release, Mohamed Elhassen Mohamed said: “After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.”
Earlier this month, QF gifted the teen and his family with a trip and tour of the five-mile Education City, founded by Al Jazeera creator Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and opposes what he calls the “Judaization of Jerusalem” in referencing the Jewish Holy City and Israeli capitol, founded it. In late 2012, the New York Times reported Al Thani pledged $400 million to fund Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Mohamed Elhassen Mohamed said he was hugely impressed by the complex. Last week, the Mohamed, the family patriarch, shared 9/11 truther posts on his Facebook wall.
In the release, Ahmed said about the move: “I really enjoyed my time at Education City awhere I met other kids, like me who are part of the Young Innovators Program. 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. The teachers were great. I think I will learn a lot and have fun too.”
During his visit, Breitbart Texas reported that Ahmed tweeted: “Qatar is Amazing!”
The elder Mohamed, who last month posted 9/11 Truther posts to a Facebook page that he later took down, expressed his appreciation for “for all the wonderful and generous offers we have received from here in the U.S. and from all over the world and we truly appreciate the support shown to Ahmed and his education, which has been central to our decision.”
Through out their entire time in the media spotlight, the family played the Islamophobia card, blaming the arrest and suspension on Ahmed being a “Muslim boy.” Earlier today, San Jose, California Democrat Rep. Mike Honda organized a press conference with Ahmed and the family to announce his effort in asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Ahmed’s arrest and treatment by police, ABC News reported.
“We are going to move to a place where my kids can study and learn and all of them being accepted by that country,” said the patriarch earlier today to the Dallas news outlet. However, as Breitbart Texas reported, Ahmed’s clock woes happened based on the state and federal safe school and zero tolerance policies. Even the Associated Press agreed, blaming “rigid disciplinary policies” adopted by schools in the 199os.
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