By Bob Unruh
Ahmed Mohamed, a.k.a. “Clock Boy”
A district court judge in Texas has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed by “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed and his father, Mohamed Mohamed, after defendants argued it was just a “lawfare” attempt to silence anyone who criticizes the obvious links between terrorism and Islam.
The ruling came from District Judge Maricela Moore on Tuesday, just one day after a nearly three-hour hearing.
The 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.
Also listed as defendants were the local Fox affiliate, Glenn Beck and Beck’s production company.
The plaintiffs had claimed, according to AFLC, that they were damaged by statements Hanson made 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’s 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.
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.
It’s also called “lawfare,” the use of American law by activists against their foes.
The younger plaintiff became known as “Clock Boy” for bringing a hoax clock bomb to his Irving, Texas, school in late 2015 and causing a scare. He was arrested and suspended, but then turned the incident around, gaining Click to see the original article