The family of Ahmed “clock boy” Mohamed, the fourteen year old student who arrested his bring a homemade clock to school (that happened to look like a bomb), is demanding a written apology and $15 million from the city of Irving, TX, and it's independent school district.
The demands are supposed to be “compensation” for disregarding his rights and permanently “damaging” the family's reputation. The letter, which was written by the family's lawyer stated that Ahmed's reputation in the global community is permanently scarred.
It would seem that Mohamed family has different meanings for the words like “damaging” and “scarred” than what's written in the dictionary. Since Ahmed's clock situation, the family has become international celebrities.
Ahmed has dined with President Obama, hugged a ruthless dictator and was offered a full scholarship in Qatar.
It sounds like this clock business worked out exactly how he wanted it to. The letter also claimed that arrest was racially motivated, well, what did the parents think was going to happen?
Read more about this letter on the next page.