A 14 year old Muslim boy named Ahmed Mohamed from Irving, Texas made international headlines last year when he made a “clock” that looked exactly like a briefcase bomb to his high school.
Unsurprisingly, authorities were terrified by Mohamed’s “clock,” and “Clock Boy” was escorted out of the school by the police. Mohamed refused to accept responsibility of his sick joke (at best), and accused school authorities and the police of being bigoted against him. He just got hit with brutal news.
In September 2016, Ahmed Mohamed’s father, who is also named Ahmed Mohamed, filed a lawsuit against Fox News, Glenn Beck, the mayor of Irving and many others, seeking damages for defamation. Unfortunately for the two Ahmed Mohameds, District Court Judge Maricela Moore completely dismissed the lawsuit.
A report about the dismissal stated, “During the hearing, AFLC [American Freedom Law Center] co-founder and senior counsel David Yerushalmi explained to Judge Moore that the purpose of the lawfare-driven lawsuit was to intimidate into silence those who might comment publicly on the connection between jihad, terrorism, sharia, and Islam. As such, Yerushalmi argued, ‘this case is a classic Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation or ‘SLAPP’ case and should be dismissed.'”
It added, “During the lengthy hearing, Judge Moore pressed Mohamed’s lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest that Hanson and the other defendants had said anything false or defamatory about Mohamed or his son during the television broadcasts. After spending a painfully embarrassing 15 minutes flipping through reams of paper, Mohamed’s lawyer was unable to provide any such evidence.” Are you happy that Ahmed Mohamed’s idiot lawsuit got dismissed in such an embarrassing way?