Ahmed Mohamed, a.k.a. "Clock Boy"

Ahmed Mohamed, a.k.a. “Clock Boy”

There’s more trouble for “Clock Boy,” Ahmed Mohamed, and his father, Mohamed Mohamed.

They apparently will have to pay the attorneys’ fees, court costs and “other expenses” of at least one of the personalities they sued when the youngster brought what looked like a bomb to his public school and was suspended.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro posted a judge’s ruling in the case brought by Mohamed Mohamed against him, the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox News, Ben Ferguson and others.

“Clock Boy case falls apart like a pencil box filled with clock parts,” Shapiro tweeted in celebration.

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The Mohameds sued for “defamation” after their son’s incident became the talk of the nation.

He brought a hoax clock bomb to his Irving, Texas, school in late 2015 and caused a scare. He was arrested and suspended, but then turned the incident around, gaining favors from the famous, including an invitation to the White House from then-President Obama.

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WND reported several weeks ago that the judge had dismissed the case against some of the other defendants, but there was no immediate word at that time on sanctions against the Mohameds except that the defendants were requesting them.

At that time, the judge pressed Mohamed’s lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest that Hanson and the other defendants had said anything false or defamatory about Mohamed or his son during the television broadcasts.

“After spending a painfully embarrassing 15 minutes flipping through reams of paper, Mohamed’s lawyer was unable to provide any such evidence,” explained a report from the defendants lawyers.

In the newest court order, posted by Shapiro, the judge said her motion to dismiss the case “is granted in its entirety.”

“It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed that all of the plaintiffs’ claims against Shapiro are dismissed with prejudice in their entirety. Plaintiffs shall take nothing from Shapiro,” the judge continued. “It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed that, in accordance with Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 27.009(1), Shapiro is entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees, courts costs, and other expenses in bringing his motion to dismiss and defending against plaintiffs’ claims. Shapiro is ordered to submit evidence of his attorneys fees, court costs, and other expenses by affidavit within 14 days.”

In January, District Judge Maricela Moore held a three-hour hearing on the dismissal requests.

Since there are multiple defendants, various motions have been submitted. They are seeking dismissal and are expected to seek reimbursements.

“This is an excellent day for free speech,” Shapiro told his website, the Daily Wire. “Using law as warfare is perhaps the most disgusting tactic of politically correct activists across the country, and we couldn’t be more excited to stand up against such frivolous use of our court system.”

A motion to dismiss had been filed by lawyers with the American Freedom Law Center and local counsel Pete Rowe on behalf of the Center for Security Policy and Jim Hanson.

The plaintiffs had claimed, according to AFLC, that they were damaged by statements, including those made by Hanson on Beck’s program “about the connection between the ‘clock boy’ hoax bomb affair, the attendant media frenzy created in large part by his father Mohamed, civilization jihad, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, (‘CAIR’), The Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group in the United States that promotes civilization jihad.”

AFLC senior counsel David Yerushalmi had told the judge it was “a classic Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or ‘SLAPP’ case, and should be dismissed.”

Such cases are filed against individuals and groups that make statements about issues that have drawn the public’s attention. The objective is to silence them.

It’s also called “lawfare,” the use of American law by activists against their foes.

At the time, Yerushalmi explained, “The Islamists employ the progressive mainstream media to label any public criticism of a Shariah-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.”

AFLC said then it wanted legal fees reimbursed and sanctions imposed.

Robert Muise, AFLC’s senior counsel and other co-founder with Yerushalmi, made clear AFLC “was formed in large measure to take on Islamists like CAIR who use and abuse the legal system with their cynical form of lawfare to undermine our constitutional liberties – notably free speech.”

“We have confronted these lawsuits across the country in federal and state courts and have defeated CAIR and its minions at every turn. When appropriate, we have won sanctions. This lawsuit will be no different.”

In “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance,” renowned activist Pamela Geller provides proven practical guidance on how freedom lovers can stop jihadist initiatives in local communities.

The youth, after his arrest, held news conferences, was invited by Obama to the White House, bragged about his overseas travels and then alerted reporters when he was returning to the United States. The Council on American Islamic Relations, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-financing case, got involved in the publicity campaign.

Then Mohamed sued various media companies and personalities for commenting on the incident.

Mohamed claimed he moved in part because of “severe psychological trauma” from the school suspension, which was followed by a one-month world tour that included:

1. Honor by President Obama on social media and an invitation to the White House, where he meets the president Monday on the South Lawn at the astronomy event;

2. A meeting with Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, at a science fair;

3. Praise by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg;

4. Being named the beneficiary of a $20,000 fundraising campaign;

5. An invitation by a Canadian astronaut to visit;

6. An appearance with Dr. Oz;

7. Praise from MIT scientist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein for being “my ideal student”;

8. A proclamation by New York City of “Ahmed Day”;

9. A visit with Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide.

10. A visit with Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu;

11. A trip to the Middle East during which, as the Huffington Post described it, he “hung with Jordan’s Queen Rania”;

12. A visit to Mecca as an honored guest of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

In “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance,” renowned activist Pamela Geller provides proven practical guidance on how freedom lovers can stop jihadist initiatives in local communities.

 

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