On Wednesday, the Texas Court of Appeals, affirming the trial court’s ruling, dismissed entirely the defamation lawsuit filed by Mohamed Mohamed on behalf of himself and his 15-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed.

Ahmed caused a bomb scare by bringing a hoax clock bomb to his middle school in Irving, Texas, in September 2015, resulting in his arrest and suspension from school. Mohamed sued for defamation after comments in the media connected the hoax bomb affair with the Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its “civilization jihad” through lawsuits. CAIR is a designated terrorist organization in the UAE.

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