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Muslim teen sues over homemade clock arrest

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>> The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested last year after taking a homemade clock to school is suing a Texas school district in the city of Irving near Dallas. 15 year Ahmed Mohamed was accused by police of making a fake bomb. His parents Monday, calling the arrest discriminatory, saying his Muslim faith was a factor.
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At a news conference the teen said his arrest was life altering.>> Before I used to love building things, but now, I can't.>> After an initial outpouring of support on social media, even from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and an invitation from The White House, Ahmed left Texas and moved to Qatar with his family on a scholarship.
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Reuters correspondent John Herskovitz said his departure caused a backlash.>> For many of his supporters, his decision to leave the country and to make an announcement after being invited to the White House didn't sit well. And they see this as perhaps diminishing his diminishing sympathy for him and what happened with him.
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>> Ahmed, a US Citizen is back spending the summer in the States but he says he plans to return to Qatar after receiving death threats.>> As just, I lost a lot of things. I lost my security. I can't walk out on the streets anymore without having to be covered up because I don't want to get shot because it happens here.
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>> School district in a statement denied violating the student's rights and said it could provide no further comment.