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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Clock Boy's "hate crime" lawsuit dismissed

Ahmed Mohamed, aka "Clock Boy" is best known for bringing what looked to be a bomb to his Irvine, Texas middle school in September 2015 and scaring the hell out of the staff with a bomb scare. 

The kid was subsequently suspended from school.

Ahmed Mohamed's father, Mohamed Mohamed (I have a feeling I can guess dad's middle name) filed a defamation case against Jim Hanson and the Center for Security Policy (CSP) due to the suspension, and alleged that Islamophobia was perpetrated on young Ahmed Mohamed.

The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) and local counsel Peter Rowe, filed a motion to dismiss the case which also named Glenn Beck and Beck's production company and the local Fox affiliate.

Mohamed Mohamed had sued Hanson and CSP for statements Hanson made on Glenn Beck's show and the connection between the Clock Boy bomb hoax incident, the media frenzy that followed created mostly by Mohamed Mohamed, the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group that promotes "civilization jihad" in the USA.

During the hearing, Judge Moore pressed Mohamed Mohamed's lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest Hanson and the other defendants had said anything that was defamatory or false about Mohamed Mohamed or his son Ahmed during the TV broadcast on Beck's show.

Well, Susie shuffled off to Buffalo through papers and after a full 15 minutes came up empty. There was no evidence--it was like a Judge Judy moment. The courtroom was so quiet, you could hear a Koran drop.

After the hearing ended, Judge Moore took the matter under advisement but told the parties that she would rule by day's end.

Judge Moore dismissed the lawsuit against Hanson and CSP with prejudice.

David Yerushalmi, the lawyer for AFLC, on leaving the courtroom said: "This lawsuit filed by Clock Boy's father is yet another example of Islamist lawfare, which is a component of the Muslim Brotherhood's civilization jihad."

Yerushalmi said the purpose of these lawsuits, formally labeled Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) is to intimidate into silence those who might comment publicly on the connection between jihad, terrorism, sharia and Islam.

He added: "The Islamists employ the progressive mainstream media to label any public criticism of a sharia-centric, jihad-driven Islam as 'Islamophobic,' and they add fear and financial ruin to the equation by utilizing the legal system to file SLAPP actions."