Looks like Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed is back in the news again, but unfortunately for him, there doesn’t appear to be any free goodies waiting for him this time.
If you remember, Mohamed made national news after he was arrested for bringing what he claimed was a “homemade clock” to school that looked suspiciously like a bomb. There was a video that went viral, all sorts of leftist outrage, and then tons of freebies (including a White House photo op) for Ahmed thanks in part to clueless liberal do-gooders.
Mohamed and his family filed a federal suit against the school for discrimination, saying the school’s reaction to the incident (calling the police because they feared a bomb threat) was purely racist, but a federal judge just dismissed the case.
The Daily Mail is reporting, A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed’s father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the ‘clock boy’ scandal.
On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.
Ahmed was surprised and showed the teacher it was actually a homemade alarm clock. She told the Muslim teen she would keep it behind her desk for the rest of the day.Court papers obtained by DailyMail.com reveal on May 18, a judge dismissed the entire case. The lawsuit sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages along with attorney fees.
The judge wrote: ‘Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion.’Further, he notes that the suit failed to identify any policy, custom, or practice of the City that was allegedly the moving force behind any violation of Ahmed’s Fifth Amendment rights.
When the lawsuit was first filed in 2016, the district hit back at the Mohamed family’s allegations saying Ahmed deliberately disobeyed his teacher by activating the clock despite her warning.
The judge said the failed to allege any facts from which the court could reasonably conclude that Ahmed was discriminated against based on his race or religion.
Finally, a case that was heard and features a ruling not based on pure emotion or on the fear of being labeled “intolerant,” but on the facts.
It’s good to see justice actually prevail — for once.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]