Clock boy is back in the United States — after going to the Middle East to learn about Islam. Do you want him back here? Or do you think he should have stayed?
A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after teachers mistook a clock he made for a bomb has returned to the US with a deeper knowledge of his religion and a desire to change the world.
Ahmed Mohamed has returned home to Texas for the summer after his brush with the law at Irving MacArthur High School led his family to move to Qatar.
During his eight months in the Middle East, Mohamed said he visited the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia with his family and enjoyed learning more about Islam at school, where the religion is embedded in the curriculum.
The teen, who has an invitation to work as an intern at Twitter this summer, hopes to attend MIT and utilize his knack for inventing to help those in need.
Mohamed was arrested in September after a teacher mistook his homemade digital clock for a bomb.
Speaking after his release from a juvenile detention center, Ahmed said: ‘It made me feel like a I wasn’t a human. It made me feel like I was a criminal.’
His family questioned whether he was mistreated due to his religion and eventually left Irving, Texas, after reporting threats.
Read more: Daily Mail