Published On: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016

Father of ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed sues for defamation

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The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school is now at the center of a lawsuit accusing conservative media companies and personalities of defaming the teen and his family.

According to the defamation lawsuit, the defendants aired and made false statements on national television, accusing Ahmed Mohamed and his family of being terrorists or “jihadists.” The 21-page complaint alleges that the defendants misled the public and, in doing so,  fanned “the flames of fear and anger toward Muslims and immigrants.”

 

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The lawsuit was filed last week in Dallas County, Tex., by Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Mohamed, who fled Sudan to avoid religious persecution. The defendants are: TheBlaze Inc. and its founder, Glenn Beck; Fox Television Stations, LLC; the Center for Security Policy, a Washington-based think tank, and its executive vice president, Jim Hanson; television and radio personalities Ben Ferguson and Ben Shapiro; and Beth Van Duyne, the mayor of Irving, Tex., where the Mohameds lived.

Read the full story at the Washington Post, by Kristine Guerra

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