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Remember Bomb Boy? Also known as?Ahmed Mohamed.

Ahmed Mohamed, who earned the nickname ?Clock Boy? as well as a White House invitation from President Obama, is headed to the Gulf nation, where he has been given a scholarship at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The 14-year-old?s family announced they will accompany him to the new home, which is a world away from Texas ? in more ways than one.

?Qatar has harsh Shariah law – stoning for apostasy, lashing for alcohol, death penalty for homosexuality – and is an absolute monarchy without even a shred of democracy,? Tim Furnish, who holds a doctorate in Islamic Studies and served as an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army, told FoxNews.com. ?The analogy between Texas and Qatar is the heat. Ahmed should be careful about what he wishes for.?


…?Good luck bringing a fake bomb to school in that environment,? quipped Furnish. ?They?ll probably cut off your hands, instead of inviting you to meet the country’s ruler.?
Many? observers defended the school staff and police for being cautious about the device, which was not part of any assignment and appeared to require no engineering prowess. Concerns were also directed toward his father Mohamed Elhassan, who has been depicted as being known in Irving, Texas, as a prominent activist and advocate of Sharia law.

?This form of political correctness will open the door for future attacks,? said Dan O?Shea, terrorism expert and former Navy SEAL. ?His teacher took responsible steps to report a potential threat as required by school policy.?

Still, the family?s departure has prompted hand-wringing from people who believe the boy was a victim.


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