Sep 27 2016
TEXAS: Muslim father of “Clockboy” who was arrested for bringing a homemade hoax bomb to school, is suing Fox News, Mayor of Irving, and Glenn Beck for defamation
Mohamed Mohamed, the father of Ahmed Mohamed — the Irving teenage troublemaker who became known as “clockboy” around the world after he was arrested for bringing a clock device that looked like a suitcase bomb to school — is suing several parties for defamation of his little terrorist-wannabe son. Not surprisingly, the litigation jihadists of CAIR are behind this scam.
Dallas News (h/t Larry A) 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.
Jim Hanson of the Center for Security Policy, who was also sued, agreed with him, according to the suit. “I don’t think there’s any question that this latest event was a PR stunt,” he said, adding that Ahmed Mohamed may have been a “pawn” of his father.
The suit accuses of Van Duyne of participating in that discussion on air without objecting to or correcting any of the statements.
On other occasions, the suit says, Van Duyne accused Mohamed of being uncooperative — something the lawsuit alleges was libelous.
All of these statements, the suit says, “were obviously hurtful to the Mohamed family.”
The suit also accuses political commentators Ben Shapiro and Ben Ferguson of making similar libelous statements on FOX channels.
“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.”