Remember the story of Ahmed Mohammad? He is the infamous clock boy. His father is a radical Islamist. His sister got in trouble for making bomb threats at school. He brought a suspicious looking item to school, acted out and got arrested for it.
The other shoe on this story is now about to drop. The question is, will elected officials have the courage to go through with it.
What is going on?
The clock boy is suing the Irving School District for $15 million dollars. You knew that was coming. The little Islamist and his family have decamped from the nation that welcomed them and gave them protection as refugees and he now lives in Qatar.
In the demand letter to Irving School District, Mohammad’s lawyers claim “Ahmed also has suffered severe psychological trauma during his involuntarily separation from his grandmother and extended family. This trauma has since been amplified due to the global media attention this incident has gathered. Ahmed and his siblings know that his life has inalterably changed. Ahmed will now forever be associated with bomb making wholly without basis. Many believe that Ahmed and his family are terrorists, similar to those responsible for the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers. This characterization brings both short- and long- term challenges. In the short-term Ahmed fears for his physical safety after receiving many threatening emails.”
This kid made out like a bandit at Christmas with gifts from Microsoft and other tech giants. He received invitations to go to MIT, the United Nations and to meet Obama at the White House.
Mohammad and his supporters have been on a publicity jihad against the Irving School District since this incident occurred. The School District has not been able to fight back because, get this; his parents would not sign a waiver under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act to allow them to respond.
Texas officials should say, “Go ahead, make my day,” to the demand and let them sue.
The beauty of litigation is that the School District can respond through pleadings filed in court. They can answer every allegation. They can say all the things, Mohammad’s family wouldn’t let them say.
Let the little Islamist sue and then the Irving School District should counter sue for the expenses it went through and for frivolous nature of the lawsuit, if that suit is actually filed.
Courage is a commodity that is in short supply among elected officials. Generally, they go into the fetal position at the threat of a lawsuit by left wing lawyers.
In this case, let’s hope this group of Texans has some courage and is willing to fight back.