“Clock Boy,” the Muslim teen in Texas who was feted by the White House and others as a victim of discrimination after his school punished him for bringing to class a homemade device that looked like a bomb, has lost another court case demanding damages.
A judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, concluding the court could find no evidence that any Irving School District employee “intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion,”the London Daily Mail reported.
The lawsuit was filed against the city of Irving, Texas, and the local school district after Ahmed got in trouble then cashed in on the notoriety.
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The Daily Mail said court papers it obtained reveal a judge dismissed the entire case Thursday. The lawsuit sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages along with attorney fees.
WND reported earlier this year on another round of difficulties for the student, because of his lawsuit over comments by commentator Ben Shapiro and others. That case also was dismissed.
At the time, the judge said Shapiro could seek reimbursement for his fees and costs after he was sued along with the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox News, Ben Ferguson and others.
“Clock Boy case falls apart like a pencil box filled with clock parts,” Shapiro tweeted in celebration at the time.
The Mohameds sued for “defamation” after their son’s incident became the talk of the nation.
He brought the device to his Irving, Texas, school in late 2015 and caused a scare. He was arrested and suspended but then turned the incident around, gaining favors from the famous, including an invitation to the White House from President Obama.
WND reported that when the case against Shapiro and others was dismissed, the judge pressed Mohamed’s lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest that the defendants 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,” said a report from the defendants’ lawyers at the time.
In a court order posted by Shapiro, the judge said her motion to dismiss the case “is granted in its entirety.”
“It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed that all of the plaintiffs’ claims against Shapiro are dismissed with prejudice in their entirety. Plaintiffs shall take nothing from Shapiro,” the judge continued. “It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed that, in accordance with Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 27.009(1), Shapiro is entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees, courts costs, and other expenses in bringing his motion to dismiss and defending against plaintiffs’ claims.”
The Daily Mail said the latest decision stemmed from the Sept. 14, 2015, incident when Ahmed, then 14, “gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.”
He was booked and interrogated on the offense of a “hoax bomb,” but charges later were dropped. He then sued the city, Irving Independent School District and the commentators.
The judge found, however, “Absent allegations of intentional discrimination, or allegations from which the court can reasonably infer intentional discrimination, plaintiff fails to allege an equal protection violation against the IISD.”
The youth, after his arrest, held news conferences, was invited by then-President Obama to the White House, bragged about his overseas travels and then alerted reporters when he was returning to the United States. The Council on American Islamic Relations, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-financing case, got involved in the publicity campaign.
Mohamed claimed he suffered “severe psychological trauma” because of the case, which resulted in a month-long world tour that included:
1. Honor by President Obama on social media and an invitation to the White House, where he meets the president on the South Lawn at an astronomy event;
2. A meeting with Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, at a science fair;
3. Praise by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg;
4. Being named the beneficiary of a $20,000 fundraising campaign;
5. An invitation by a Canadian astronaut to visit;
6. An appearance with Dr. Oz;
7. Praise from MIT scientist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein for being “my ideal student”;
8. A proclamation by New York City of “Ahmed Day”;
9. A visit with Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide.
10. A visit with Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu;
11. A trip to the Middle East during which, as the Huffington Post described it, he “hung with Jordan’s Queen Rania”;
12. A visit to Mecca as an honored guest of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
CBS News was hardly alone in perpetrating the "Clock Boy" fake news myth about his "invention." The Dallas Morning News also joined in.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Irving school district and the city of Irving by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the teen whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.
And again it is the readers who have to set the record straight:
from Day One the DMN made it appear that Clock Boy had invented something, but the majority of its readership or at least the intelligent ones saw through that meme and pointed out that all he had done was to take apart a clock and stuff it into a pencil case that looked like an attache case.
Finally, the New York Daily News also continues with the "Clock Boy" fake news:
Ahmed was handcuffed and taken to jail in September 2015 after his teacher mistook his homemade alarm clock for an explosive. The teacher confiscated the item, but called police. Ahmed, 14 at the time, was arrested but released shortly after.
Apparently, the mainstream media is unable to give up their fake news myth about "Clock Boy" even long after it has been disproven.