Center for Security Policy Celebrates Victory Over CAIR in ‘Clock Boy’ Case
Washington, D.C.—The Center for Security Policy (CSP) today expressed satisfaction that the Texas Court of Appeals for the Fifth District in Dallas on July 11 dismissed in its entirety the frivolous defamation lawsuit filed against CSP defendants by Mohamed Mohamed on behalf of his son, Ahmed Mohamed, better known as the “Clock Boy.”
In September 2015, Ahmed, then a 15-year-old student, became the center of a nationwide controversy when he brought a device to his Irving, Texas middle school that closely resembled the timing device for an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The ensuing bomb scare led to his arrest and suspension from school.
In what appeared to be a well-coordinated public relations stunt, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – which the Department of Justice has established in court was founded by members of the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) Hamas in order to support its operations in the United States – stepped forward immediately after Ahmed’s arrest to defend him and trumpet the case in the ensuing media scrum.
CSP defendants were subsequently named after having discussed the case in the media. In response, lawyers from the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed the motion to dismiss that was affirmed earlier this week along, with the award of nearly $200,000 in legal fees.
Frank J. Gaffney Jr., president and CEO of CSP, commented, “Supremacist adherents to the Islamic doctrine of Sharia employ lawfare, among other techniques, to impose that totalitarian doctrine on the rest of us, Muslim and non-Muslim, alike. They do so to intimidate, silence or otherwise penalize people who are calling them out. Today we have won yet another civil rights victory over the Sharia-supremacists on behalf of freedom and the American Constitution.”
As AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, David Yerushalmi explained, “This lawsuit filed by ‘Clock Boy’s’ father is yet another example of Islamist lawfare, which is a component of the Muslim Brotherhood’s civilization jihad.” Indeed, as Yerushalmi added, “The Islamists employ the progressive mainstream media to label any public criticism of a sharia-centric, jihad-driven Islam as ‘Islamophobic.’”
Robert Muise, AFLC’s co-founder, made clear, “AFLC was formed in large measure to take on Islamists like CAIR who use and abuse the legal system with their cynical form of lawfare to undermine our constitutional liberties—notably free speech. We have confronted these lawsuits across the country in federal and state courts and have defeated CAIR and its minions at every turn.”
CSP salutes the superb work done by Messrs. Yerushalmi, Muise and AFLC’s entire legal team. Their understanding of “lawfare” as an offensive tactic of unrestricted warfare against the Constitutional order of the American Republic by forces of the global jihad movement and their able willingness to confront it has once again exposed and defeated that nefarious agenda.