‘Clock Boy’ Sues Shapiro, Fox News, Glenn Beck

On Monday, Mohamed Mohamed, father of Ahmed Mohamed, better known as “clock boy,” sued Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, Fox News, and Glenn Beck, among others, for defamation. On September 14, 2015, then-13-year-old Ahmed Mohamed famously brought a device to school in Irving, Texas claiming that he had “built” a clock; the clock looked suspiciously like an explosive device, and so school authorities took him out of class and called the police. The police temporarily held Mohamed, worried that he had constructed what they called a “hoax bomb,” before releasing him, but his story became a cause celebre due to charges of Islamophobia; President Obama asked Mohamed to bring his clock to the White House.

Now, Ahmed’s father is suing multiple media companies and personalities for defamation, including The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Fox Television Stations, LLC, Ben Ferguson, and Beth Van Duyne, as well as Shapiro.