Everyone remembers Clock Boy — the Muslim teen who brought a “homemade clock” to an Irving, Texas, high school and was arrested for scaring everyone half to death because it looked just like a bomb.
After the incident, the “clock” maker, Ahmed Mohamed, became a celebrity of sorts, gaining support online from Hollywood and Microsoft, to name a few, and even received a personal invite to the White House from President Obama, who said, “Cool clock, Ahmed.” But as it turned out, Mohamed only dismantled a digital clock and stuffed it into a metal pencil box — hardly an engineering feat.
But that quick rise in the public eye emboldened Ahmed and his family to capitalize on the moment and turn it into a wealth building opportunity. His father, Mohamed Mohamed, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Texas city and the Irving Independent School District demanding $15 million for wrongful arrest and discrimination against an Islamic student. However, that lawsuit was pulled by a Texas judge in January and we thought that would be the last we heard of Clockmed.
But, alas, here we are again.
Apparently, Mohamed’s father filed another lawsuit of unspecified terms alleging Ahmed’s Fifth Amendment rights were violated. Another judge ruled the suit was:
“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.”
It is noted by the Daily Mail that the family can file an amended complaint by June 1.
Man, the Mohamed family takes another licking but keeps on ticking. Know what I’m sayin’?