As if free travel to meet dictators and lucrative foreign school scholarships weren’t enough, attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the “homemade” clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said Monday he deserves $15 million.
A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies.
Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator worried it could be a bomb. Ahmed was arrested but never charged. He was suspended from school.
Kelly Hollingsworth, an attorney for Ahmed and his family, said in an email. “As indicated in the letters, the long term effects on Ahmed are incalculable.”
Meribeth Sloan, a spokeswoman for Irving said the city is reviewing its letter and has no comment. The district didn’t immediately return a message Monday.
The family accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for Ahmed’s education in Qatar and moved to the Persian Gulf country. He had visited Qatar during a whirlwind several weeks following the incident.
An outpouring of gifts and invitations to Ahemd following the incident included thousands of dollars in technology from Microsoft, a visit to the White House, a tour offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a private meeting with noted Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir.
In the back of the White House!! pic.twitter.com/FVZ4AKYgVC
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) October 29, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this article
This kid should get NOTHING
Stupid should have taken his junk to school
As for Oboma to have him to the White House that shows how stupid he is…
those demanding should be taken out and beheaded. Up his family’s nose with an ice pick. he did that on purpose to see what he could get away with. He fled, he must be guilty of something or he wouldn’t have left so suddenly!
Moe Verner says
You sound like you’d fit in perfectly with ISIS.
that’s what we need is people that’s not afraid to say what they think …I’d be a whole lot meaner than isis if I had too… and isis is about to find out that most americans will only take so much and then you’ll see what will happen,,, and we don’t care weather the president likes it or not .,..cause most americans don’t like that idiot anyway
Moe, I think Rodney is just fed up with the whole political correctness bs.
Anyone with half a brain will understand just what this little muslin along with his so-called parents
was attempting to do…
The time is nearing when people won’t put up with it any longer !!!!!
I tend to agree Rodney. I also think he did it on purpose to test to see how far things could go. Why did he have to build a clock in particular? I wouldn’t be surprise if he is a Jihadist in training already. These people teach their kids from a very young age. All the fuss and embellishment on this kid was undeserving. But that’s what happens this days with the obamination administration, you get rewarded for the awful things people do or intend to do like it was a good thing. With all going on everywhere with all the bombings etc., where is the sensitivity of these people in coming up with something like that? And they call us insensitive and intolerant. Ahhhh go stuff it you know where.
Malcolm Proctor says
he should get nothing.it was a set up.he is known to have radical links.
Phil White says
Correct, Obama Administration probably advised the kid and his parents to sue… After all, the kid might have looked like the son, Obama never had… God Bless & Help the United States of America !!
I agree ! I think this was a set up to gain money before The next election ! For all to benefit! How sad, should this be granted. The kid should have been reprimanded for bringing such a project like that to school, and sent home .! Freekin foreigners, They are destroying our country ! Enough is ENOUGH !
F Ahmad and the camel he arrived on…….if he gets anything, it should be an @$$ kicking !!
Right on …..Send the Camel Jockey’s all back home .
Right on Rodney!!!!
SCREW THAT SNEAKEN LITTLE MUSLIM BASTARD I wouldn’t do anything except ban him and all his family from ever coming back to this country …and the u.s. should sue him for extortion
Right on .
No one should have received a thing . His parents should have had more sense than allowing him to take a box of electronics to school .
Oh just give him the money, with the stipulation that the entire family can NEVER, EVER return to the U.S.
Deanna Claes says
You think he would be the last under those circumstances? Dream on
We give the Muslims $$$$ as it is.
He needs to head to Quatar ASAP
This us a joke?
He needs to head back to Quatar ASAP
For the free education
We don’t want or need this little joker here
This is a nonsensical demand – by lawyers, Ahmed Mohamed and his parents. NEVER, would his family and Ahmed ever earn this kind of money in their lifetime. Threats of lawsuits to come by lawyers is just to instill fear. This family as accepted Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir invitation to visit Sudan. Also other invitations and offers. They should be satisfied with all offers made and try not to let GREED get the best of them. No other country would ever contemplate such specious demands – only the U.S.
1. Even if his intent was innocent, the fact (IMO) is that the boy showed up at school with a “clock” that did NOT look like a clock but rather looked very similar in design to a mechanism for an eck$pl0/s!ve device. (Just do a search for the photos of his “clock” and for various designs of IED’s, and you’ll see what I mean.)
2, Thus, IMO, the school was within its rights to suspect that this was not a “clock” but may have been a component of — or a self-contained — actual eck$pl0/s!ve device.
3. Who, actually, should have offered an apology to whom? If, due to the high degree of visual similarity between the boy’s device and an actual eck$pl0/s!ve device, shouldn’t the “apologizer” actually be the boy’s PARENTS, as they had ALLOWED him (and maybe HELPED him) to build this device that could easily have been mistaken for an eck$pl0/s!ve device and to take it with him to school? Could it perhaps be that the SCHOOL, and the SCHOOL DISTRICT, should be suing the boy’s PARENTS for having caused such a frightful — and potentially dangerous — scare?
5. However: Did the school, or the police department, issue not an “apology” — assuming that they behaved as “any reasonable person would do in such a situation” — but at least offer an official statement exonerating the boy from having intentionally done anything wrong EXCEPT for bringing a device that at least HIS PARENTS, if not he himself, should have known could be mistaken for a [email protected]?
I.e., IF the boy was truly innocent in this whole affair, and if he had had ZERO idea that his gadget could easily be misinterpreted as being a b*0/m-b, shouldn’t the school records, and the police records, reflect that fact?
5. Even so:
The above article says that “Kelly Hollingsworth, an attorney for Ahmed and his family, said in an email. ‘As indicated in the letters, the long term effects on Ahmed are incalculable’ ”. To which my response is:
Yes, absolutely “incalculable”, Ms. Hollingsworth — but perhaps not in the way that you wish to imply. In other words, this boy — rather than suffering “incalculable” harm, has already — as a result of this event — been riding the crest of a huge and rapidly growing wave of incalculable GOOD FORTUNE, such that it may not be long before his future of positive fame and influence and reward is set for life!
Consider, for example:
His story — including that of his resurrection from being (allegedly) unjustly accused of being essentially a “spawn of the d3vil”, to being globally hailed as being a wholly innocent, exceptionally bright, exceptionally well-meaning, “average” kid that just about everybody can identify with — plus his having been INVITED TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT, plus his having been “showered with gifts and offers” from Microsoft and M.I.T. and a SCHOLARSHIP and a personal welcome by the leader of the Sudan — and whatever OTHER fantastic “rewards” may be coming the boy’s way as time goes on:
Now, all THAT — in my view — is TRULY “incalculable”!
We should ALL be so lucky!
So now, Ms. Hollingsworth, you want this boy (and presumably his parents) to be gifted with an ADDITIONAL “reward” of $15-million?
Well, I am not a lawyer, but I would venture to speculate that the “chutzpah” — or the desire to reap a VERY large financial fee — which may be behind THAT request, is indeed TRULY “incalculable”.
In my opinion.
I think the Clock Sucker is a little trouble maker he created a mess then expects to be compensated $15,000,000
he & his family need to stay in Qutar & STFU
He got the Blue Print from extorting tax payers from Al Sharpton and the Blacks
If a kid can get suspended for biting a pop-tart the wrong way, he should sue for receiving racist preferential treatment.
kent powers says
Does the idea of common sense not apply to liberals or foreigners? My God white kids, black kids, Asian kids, Indian kids, are expelled everyday for playing cops & robbers, drawing a paper gun, saying I’ll shoot you, mentioning guns, knives, bombs, anything even closely related. And yes many are arrested, sometimes charges filed, most times not. If his delicate mental processes are damaged because he & his parents were dumb enough to take apart a possible explosive device & carry it to school during this particular time in our history, he & his parents need to be checked out mentally for possible cases of stupidity. We have to stop rewarding people for being stupid, I know that will slow down the production of liberals, but I also know if one of my grand kids took apart a plastic gun, bow & arrow, sling shot, star wars sword or laser, & took it to school the same if not worse would happen to them regardless of race or color. Believe it or not sometimes people need to be responsible for themselves.
John Mackey says
He and his parents are demanding $15 million WTF for? because their son is a little punk ass brat that should have got his ass kicked for the phony clock bomb. And Or Muslim traitor in the white house caters to the punk? He don’t deserve a dime from the US. He didn’t even make the thing in the first place. He just took credit for it.
No Way says
OMG, this little muslim turd wants money? I say we sue him and his family for emotional damage. What do you think his little clock did to us? The way the world is today NO ONE in their right mind would take anything to school that looked like a bomb! There is NO WAY he deserves anything but citizenship revoked!
Justin W says
This guy deserves no money. I still would question the innocent intentions of his “clock.” We live in an age where Muslim extremists used $1 box cutters to turn jets into flying bombs. Who’s to say that if this boy would have got away with carrying his “clock” to school that it would not have made a return appearance with explosives attached.
President Obama made a fool out of himself by elevating this boy to a hero. The president has repeatedly advocated gun control due to school shootings, yet he has no problem with a kid bringing what could be turned into a trigger for a bomb into school.
Hopefully this case will be dismissed by a judge. If not, hopefully a jury will have enough sense to see that clock-boy and his anti-American lawyers leave the courthouse empty handed.
By the way, we can look for more of this as President Obama’s refugee parade enters America.
TOMORROW’S TERRORIST IN TRAINING??????
he got exactly what his family wanted and now he wants more? If this gets in front of a judge I hope they throw the lawyers in jail for wasting the taxpayers money and the courts time.
I think that Worthless Little Fool and his Family should have been deported without a dime. Jail time would be good. He is nothing more than a punk who what he was doing when he build the dam thing. He was just out to cause trouble. But that shit head got a free trip to the Obama White House and all the press time he could get. I say to hell with him and his Worthless Family go back to your county and never come back.
Unbelievable! You lie about inventing a clock that you just buy and disassemble, it looks suspicious …maybe a bomb…you are detained, questioned and didn’t tell the truth and cooperate, THEN since you were a Muslim, Barak Obama intervened for you and and so you got kudos from the President……a master of deceit and dishonesty and lots of publicity and now you look all gleeful and happy and are telling everyone how traumatic this is for you….so you ca have been taught that dishonesty, deceit, and cheating pays! Well honey, it may pay in the short term, but definitely NOT in the long run!
ol sarge nam vet says
the MUSLIM WAY !! LOCK & LOAD !!
WHEN I GO DOWN, I WILL TAKE SOME OF THESE BASTARDS WITH ME !
By saying he “DESERVES” any money, NOW HE IS TRYING TO COMMIT A CRIME.He deserves nothing.
ol sarge nam vet says
I knew this was coming !! one look at DAD said everthing ! dad set this whole deal up!
I bet he gets his money, too !
Pete Van Zyl says
What the heck is wrong with you Americans? have you all lost every vestige of common sense? Or are you all suffering from “white guilt” coupled with attendant “left wing” Total surrender of Western and Christian principles?
Wake up you apologists – OR – you will be destroyed by the very “refugees” that you welcome with open arms??
The whole thing was a set-up by the parents, So far the joke is on us. They have received too much already. By all means get them out of this country, but DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY.
AHMED the MUSLIM suicide bomber wanna be does not deserve a damn thing. In fact his parents should be paying the City 10 million for inconvenience to their OFFICERS for having to deal with the little Jihadist wanna be and paying the School 15 million for mental anxiety and P T S D suffered by the Teachers as a direct result of the Little JIHADIST’S actions. and the entire FAMILY of this wannabe MUSLIM SUICIDE BOMBER SHOULD BE BARRED FROM ENTERING THE USA for LIFE.!!
JK W says
But O. Hussein wants them here. He’s making sure that most of the Muslim country is on USA soil before he gets the hell out of office. Whether they are good Muslims or bad. They all study the same shit. Some don’t have the nerve to start killing, but you can bet your sweet ass they be thinking about it.
Martha Bence says
It’s amazing that a man who is a lawyer became a senator(?) and then president 2x can still hold our nation hostage with his jaded beliefs. Recently this kid who is not as smart as u would be led to believe has legal advice to sue OUR country for $15,000,000 after getting all the other perks from bringing in a refurbished clock that looks like a bomb. Now B Hussein Obama wants to open OUR country to Syrian refugees. I feel for the innocent people but trying to successfully vet everyone is a no win situation. Its Already documented that Isis members r moving along with refugees crossing borders- what does it take for the powers that b to figure out they aren’t all “good” people moving and looking for asylum? God help us all!
What happened to “If you see something, say something?” It seems like this will just keep people from saying anything. I am so sick of all the fear-mongering. Guess who wants to see everybody scared into silence?! If you say something, when you see something, you will face a $15 million lawsuit. Come on, people! Wise up and stop buying into the insanity. I sure hope this gets thrown out of court.
Vincent Mancini says
Not from my wallet. Another freeloader “steeling” what they can from “WE THE PROPLE”
Brian R. McCaughrin says
I have 60 feet of rope in my garage and several trees to hang this sun of bitch up..to…But any foreigner in USA get
any things when crying wolf, but when a real born and breaded American Veteran needs some think you have
to jump through hoops..As far as that idiot in White House, I didn’t vote for him, you are stuck with him, .
TRUMP will be in 2016 and clean up his mess of 8 years…
Pete Daily says
This boy and his family are sleezy opportunists. The boy took his device from one class to another until he got the reaction he wanted so that they could milk the system. I’m glad he’s out of the country and that’s where the whole family should stay.
ISIS was set up by Mossad, CIA and MI6 to create animosity between Muslims and Christians and increase the opportunity to have WW3. They’re doing quite well and people like the Muhameds are helping and making life difficult for the many decent productive Muslims.
You little terrorist bastard. America should demand that you and your terrorist parents should be sent back to America and stand trial for trying to incite fear. You knew what you were doing. If you are one of the ones that odumbo says is very smart then you have just proved to me how dumb and stupid muSLIMES really are. All you did was take apart one clock, then put it in a box with all kinds of wires hanging out to give the impression that it was something other than a clock. I fully expect that my grandchildren in the future will meet you on a battle ground some where.
Alvin Pritchett says
Maybe Obama will a doubt the little goat roaper.
Roger Millhouse says
Absolutely incredible! When this little episode happened, all the “politically correct” morons cried foul with
their discrimination and profiling rhetoric, including our illustrious president. To all those people and our so
called “president”: you all don’t have the intelligence God gave a worm!
Right, the boy should of never been checked and let go and then when a real bomb was discovered and exploded everyone could be up in arms and blame the establishment for not doing something when this was first discovered. Suing would be out of the question unless you were one of Obama’s chosen ones in which he would have a news conference for and even invite you to the white house. So, better not to play it safe…right, let some terrorist make the first move. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just GO TO HELL, Muslim Islam IDIOT And Follower Of Satan…
This whole story has outraged me from the very beginning. I live in Irving, Texas. The media’s reporting of this even locally has been tainted with political correctness. The Irving Independent School District’s hands are tied because Ahmed is a minor and they can’t release their account without the parents (Ahmed’s) permission. No one at the school accused or even suspected that this was a bomb. They thought it looked like a hoax bomb which is still illegal.
This boy who is confused about the definition of “inventing”. He thinks taking something apart is inventing. He took a manufactured clock out of it’s original housing and put it in a pencil case in a sloppy manner. He didn’t modify it to do anything different. He half-assed mounted in a pencil case and it looked like an I.E.D. Has the boy never watched television or seen a movie. It looked like any number of bombs you might see in the media. Keep in mind he did this of his own accord (Or his parents behest) and not as an assignment, but to curry favor with his science teacher. The teacher saw it and supposedly acknowledged his achievement but advised him not to show it around school, and to put it up for the rest of the day. Ahmed disregarded this advice and proceeded to take it out in every class for the rest of the day. ( I assume to get a rise out of the teachers, which in my opinion was the whole point) He did not get any reaction until I think it was the 5th or 6th period where he plugged it in and made it go off in his English class I believe it was. The teacher did not fear that it was a bomb but thought it looked like a hoax bomb. That is what he got in trouble for, bringing a hoax bomb to school.
The President tweeted “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” before any pictures of the clock had even been released. I wonder if they had the ability to see an actual photo of the clock before the public or if something more was going on. Regardless, I don’t see anything cool about this clock, it looks like it could be rigged to blow something up. Doesn’t the president have other stuff to do. He didn’t tweet the kid who got in trouble for biting off bits of a pop tart and sculpted it into the shape of a gun with his teeth. Which probably took more talent than busting the casing off a bedside alarm clock and placing it into a pencil case.
There is some dispute that he was handcuffed by the police. I have heard locally that he handcuffed himself and his sister took a picture. I wasn’t there. I also heard that he was handcuffed for under a minute or something and before they could take them off the picture was taken. Again, I wasn’t there. This whole thing seems to have been deliberate and probably was set up by the parents. Ahmed’s older sister was suspended several years ago at the same school for threatening to blow it up. Ahmed’s father has run for President of the Sudan on two separate occasions.
This boy and his family have gotten way more than their 15 minutes of fame and they have benefited materially from this. I believe Qatar is a non-extradition country. Also this demand for 15 million (10 from the city and 5 from the school district) is just a letter from some attorneys (so far) and an actual lawsuit is just threatened not actually filed as of right now. I wonder if it actually goes to court if they will be able to release the city and schools account of this without the parents permission being that Ahmed is a minor.
I can’t say that Ahmed is an evil kid or a want to be terrorist. I think that this whole thing was planned and deliberate and perhaps this demand for money is a way to throw prosecutors off the scent of actually filing charges of conspiracy or something. I have also read that the boy’s father and President Obaman (ugh) know each other and the invitation to the White House was a way for them to meet without drawing public suspicion. I don’t know if that is true but I thought the invite to the White House came inordinately quickly. The President should have other things to do for one, and he should take a beat and get more information before immediately rushing to defend and commend this kid for what he did.
To quote the baby in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, “The whole thing stinks like yesterday’s diapers”