One of the more peculiar stories that made the news has been the one of “Clock Boy.” If you don’t recall, it involves a Texas high school freshman, Ahmed Mohamed, who assembled a bunch of parts in a small case to make a clock. He then took it to school, supposedly to show to his teachers. The problem was, the thing looked like a small briefcase bomb. School officials confiscated it, detained the student, contacted the police who interviewed Ahmed, and took him into custody briefly after which releasing him without making any charges. His family sued.
There are some things you do not do. One would be making threats or inappropriate jokes while waiting your turn to board your plane. Another would be making things that look like bombs and then showing them to unsuspecting people. In fact, Texas has a law against making devices that, while harmless, look like bombs with the intent to frighten people.
It is a fact of life that people are on edge about potential terrorist threats. In spite of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to even utter the phrase “Muslim terrorist,” such people, unfortunately, do exist. When Ahmed brought a device to school that looked like a miniature briefcase bomb, the reaction was understandable. Even though he was not charged with any crime, the family, naturally, sued. So where does this case stand?
Young Mr. Mohamed might be good with electronics and making fake time bombs that can scare the daylights out of people, but he and his family are not going to profit from this one – at least not by suing all sorts of folks including Fox News, the mayor of his city, and various conservatives. Why not? Because his case has been dismissed.
Here’s the news of the disposition of his family’s lawsuit: “A district court judge in Texas has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed on his own behalf and on behalf of his 15-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed. They had sued Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the mayor of Irving — among others — for defamation in September of 2016.”
Naturally, cries of “Islamophobia” had been issued by the usual sources. Mr. Obama, never one to miss an opportunity to support the Muslim cause, got involved. But in the end, the court did the right thing by dismissing the lawsuit.
To those who are upset over the way Ahmed was treated, here’s piece of advice for everyone, not just Muslims: If you don’t want to be taken for a terrorist, don’t go around showing off things that look like bombs. And if you do, don’t expect to make millions by suing individuals and organizations that take offense at your irresponsible actions.
Source: Louder with Crowder