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Why ‘Clock Boy’ started trending again: He ‘came back from Qatar with some new tricks’

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You didn’t have to be the Amazing Kreskin to figure out this was going to happen.

One tweeter put it bluntly: “Clock Boy came back from Qatar with some new Islamist tricks.”

The father of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim-American student better known as “clock boy” for the Sept. 2015 incident in which he was arrested in school for making a clock that looked like a bomb, is now suing the school at which his son was arrested.

“In the case of Ahmed Mohamed we have the opportunity to take a stand for equality and for justice, two things that should prevail above all else,” the lawsuit read.

The suit contends that Mohamed was discriminated against based on his race and religion and that his civil rights were violated, the Dallas Morning News reported.

“Will we be faithful to our American principles of equality and freedom or will we let fear and hate prevail, the two biggest evils that will defeat our democracy?” the suit read. “History tells us that when we have stood tall and proud for equality and freedom, we have grown as a nation. When we have given in to fear and hate, we flounder.”

The Irving Independent School District responded in a statement of its own.

“Irving ISD continues to deny violating the student’s rights and will respond to claims in accordance with court rules,” the district’s statement read. “Because this matter is now in litigation, Irving ISD officials will have no further comment at this time. Irving ISD employees are focused on welcoming 35,000 students for the 2016-2017 academic year and doing everything possible to ensure each student is achieving his or her maximum potential.”

This is the second lawsuit filed by the family who, in November, sued the city of Irving for $10 million.

Social media was hardly surprised by the cash grab.

Carmine Sabia


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