Clock boy Ahmed Mohamed is seeking a payout of $15M from the Irving Independent School District and the City of Irving for “violated constitutional rights.” Meanwhile, news sources have revealed that his father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, is allegedly behind a Facebook post describing 9/11 as an “inside job” and “just an American industry media”.
Clock Boy Ahmed, 14, who is seeking a $15 million payout, was given the American Muslim of the Year Award on October 17, 2015 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates, according to the Washington Post. The Islamist organization, which also espouses the 9/11 conspiracy theory, released the following tweet last month.
Islamic reformer Tawfik Hamid, in a Wall Street Journal article, called CAIR “perhaps the most conspicuous organization to persistently accuse opponents of Islamophobia.” Referring back to a “flying Imams incident” lawsuit, he showed how CAIR employs the charge of “Islamophobia” as a tool to intimidate and blackmail those critical of “current Islamic practices and preachings”.
Nuclear cardiologist Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (A.I.F.D.), cites CAIR’s agenda as focused on “victimology.” In a similar vein, Dr. Jasser called out President Barack Obama for telling the world what is and is not Islamic, in reference to Obama’s claim that “ISIS is not Islamic”. In a You tube video, Jasser describes the behavior of ISIS (Islamic State) as traditional Islamic behavior, and accuses Obama of burying Jasser’s efforts to reform Islam from within.
According to CBC, a law firm representing clock boy Ahmed Mohamed sent letters on Monday, November 23, seeking a payout of $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. Along with the threat of lawsuits, the letters demand written apologies for the “scarring” of Ahmed’s reputation.
In an email quoted by CBC, Kelly Hollingsworth, an attorney for Ahmed and his family, made the following statement.
“What has happened to this family is inexcusable. As indicated in the letters, the long term effects on Ahmed are incalculable.”
Lawyers for clock boy Ahmed seeking a $15 million payout issued other letters to the respondents. One contained the following ultimatum.
“If you fail to comply with the above demands within 60 days from the date of this letter, you should expect that we will file a civil action addressing the causes of action and events described in this letter.”
According to Fox News, clock boy Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, whose lawyers are seeking the payout, runs the National Reform Party with two Facebook pages. One is a personal pro-American Facebook page designed for the American public’s consumption, while the other is an Arabic-language Facebook page that has a very different tone. In his personal page, he allegedly talks about “killing without rightness” being prohibited by Islam, while his Arabic page describes the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a U.S.-sponsored hoax to launch a world war against Islam and Muslims. GOP presidential aspirant Ben Carson calls this type of Islamic doublespeak “taqiyya,” which “allows, and even encourages you to lie to achieve your goals”. Quran Tafsir Ibn Kathir, vol. 2, 141 urges Muslims to smile in the face of non-Muslims although their hearts curse them, and to “take not the Jews and the Christians as friends.”
Despite several television appearances and worldwide travel turning clock boy Ahmed into a celebrity, the Guardian reports that his family claims the attention ruined their lives and eventually drove them out of the country — their reason for seeking the payout. Meanwhile, Ahmed enjoyed visit invites from U.S. President Barack Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Online debate also centers around the truthfulness of clock boy Ahmed’s assertion that he’d invented the clock that led to his arrest in a bomb scare and his seeking a payout for damages as a result.
Amid arguments that the clock boy’s case was a staged incident, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins expressed skepticism about Ahmed’s motives, leading to the Mohamed family lawyers seeking the $15 million payout. Dawkins tweeted his opinion of a “kid old enough to sue for $15m those whom he hoaxed,” while admitting that Ahmed’s arrest was wrong. Dawkins was quoted by the Guardian, having his say on whether Ahmed did or didn’t invent a clock.
“…didn’t make it. He took it out of its case and pretended he had made it”.
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