Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim American teenager from Irving, Texas, made headlines last year when he was arrested after officials thought the homemade clock he brought to school was an explosive bomb. Now, Mohamed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, is suing the city mayor Beth Van Duyne and conservative media lawsuits in the name of defamation.
Mohamed attempted altering a pencil case to function as a clock and brought it to school last year to impress his teacher. School officials believed he was making a bomb, and the teen was escorted out of the school by authorities in handcuffs.
Listed outlets and notable figures in the lawsuit are The Blaze, Glenn Beck, the Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox Television Stations, Ben Ferguson, and Ben Shapiro.
The Blaze in particular is listed due to a panel discussion between Beck, Hanson, and Mayor Van Duyne. The three discussed how the Mohamed family may have directed the teen to bring the clock to school as a stunt to cover up something more sinister, and that it was too unsure to just rule out that it wasn’t a bomb.
The lawsuit demands that all news figures listed who “defamed” the Mohamed family publicly go on air to offer a formal apology and retract their previous comments about the situation. A follow up lawsuit was filed against the school district, the principal of the high school and the entire city of Irving, under the claim that the teen’s civil rights were violated.
Video below of Ahmed Mohamed:
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