Just when you thought you’d finally heard the last of the infamous “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed — you know, the kid who got all kinds of free stuff after getting in trouble for making a “clock” that looked suspiciously like a bomb — he and his family are back again, eager to get another fifteen minutes of fame.
This time, young Mohamed’s father — also named Mohamed — has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, Glenn Beck, TheBlaze, and a few others.
Apparently they didn’t receive enough free junk from the first round of pandering.
Dallas News is reporting, Mohamed Mohamed filed a lawsuit against multiple media outlets and conservative political commentators, including TV host Glenn Beck and his television network, TheBlaze. He also sued FOX Television Stations and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne.
Mohamed Mohamed sued on behalf of himself and his son, arguing that commentators and media outlets were responsible for libelous statements after his son’s arrest in 2015.“The Mohamed family are peaceful Muslims who have been falsely accused of being terrorists and engaging in a jihad,” the suit states. “The correction must also be made that the arrest and suspension of Ahmed Mohamed was not a stunt and it was not pre-planned, staged or engineered by anyone, including [his father].” The lawsuit comes a month after the Mohamed family announced a federal lawsuit against the city of Irving and its school district, alleging that the boy’s rights were violated after Irving police mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.
Mohamed Mohamed took issue with comments Beck made during a show that aired on TheBlaze. The suit says the host offered the theory that the clock bomb story was part of a larger conspiracy, possibly to “turn Texas blue” politically.
“The public has been misled into believing that the Mohameds are terrorists who plotted to have the Irving police wrongfully arrest a teenage boy for bringing an alarm clock to school,” the lawsuit says. “These broadcasts irresponsibly fan the flames of fear and anger toward Muslims and immigrants.”
It seems the Mohamed family may have forgotten the First Amendment goes both ways.
It’s still difficult to believe this boy didn’t do what he did on purpose, and it’s super aggravating to see so many people bend over backwards to defend them.
Perhaps after this they’ll ride off into the sunset…fingers crossed.
[NoteL This article was written by Michael Cantrell]