Ahmed known as “Clock Boy” Gets His Clock Cleaned with Texas’ Anti-SLAPP Statute

More than a year ago Ahmed Mohamed, clock incident occurred when a 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested on September 14, 2015, at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, for bringing an alleged hoax bomb to school. The incident ignited allegations of racial profiling and Islamophobia from media and commentators.

Father of Ahmed then filed the suit on behalf of himself and his 15-year-old son Ahmed, alleging that several media figures had wrongfully and publicly disparaged him and his son in their discussions of the incident. The list of defendants included a neat plethora of conservative commentators, media outlets, and even a politician. The list includes Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire; Glenn Beck, a popular host of The Blaze, and The Blaze itself; Jim Hanson of the Center for Security Policy, and the Center for Security Policy itself; Fox Television Stations; CNN commentator Ben Ferguson; and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne.

This past Tuesday, a Dallas judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the father of the infamous “Clock Boy,” Ahmed Mohamed. In September 2015, Ahmed was detained by school officials and police in Irving, Texas after bringing into school a clock that strongly resembled a clock bomb.

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