IRVING – Clock Boy’s uncle could soon hold office in the city that made his nephew famous. Abdel Elhassan, uncle to Ahmed Mohammed, is running for city council in Irving.
Elhassan, running against incumbent Oscar Ward for Place 5, is reportedly the city’s first Muslim candidate to run for that seat.
Ahmed Mohammed became instantly famous in September 2014 after bringing a homemade clock in his backpack to MacArthur High School.
In August 2016, Ahmed Mohammed’s asked the city for $15 million in damages from the City of Irving, the Irving ISD, and the principal of MacArthur High School, claiming Ahmed’s civil rights were violated and he was discriminated against based on his race and religion; Mohammed family lawyers also claim the boy’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated when he was questioned by police for an hour after being arrested, all without his parents present.
Not surprisingly, CW33’s Jennifer Shrum doesn’t tell her few readers that Clock Boy recently LOST his legal jihad defamation lawsuit and lawyers petitioned the court for its legal fees and will seek sanctions against both the plaintiff and his attorney.
In campaign ads, Elhassan says his reason for running has nothing to do with his nephew’s case. “My main focus will be to unite and serve our diverse community as ONE IRVING,” the ad says.
Elhassan’s bio lists him as an Irving resident since 1995, working as a taxi driver before opening a car rental business.
Irving mayor Beth Van Duyne has decided to not run for re-election; her spot, along with Place 3 and Place 5 on the Irving City Council, are up for grabs this election cycle.
Elections will be held May 6. Early voting runs April 22 – May 2.
According to his bio, he seems to want more Muslims running the city:
If elected, I will push for inclusion of more talented & public policy oriented Irving citizens from diverse backgrounds for the boards, commissions & committees of the city of Irving.
Unfortunately Mayor Van Duyne is not running – she was one of the few Americans who was vocal in her opposition to sharia law in Texas and the U.S. The North Dallas Gazette reports, “There is speculation she will join President Donald Trump’s team or run for a Texas state congressional position.“
Note that there is a Sharia Tribunal (Court) operating at the The Islamic Center of Irving, Texas. Citizens should ask Elhassan if belongs to that mosque and approves of sharia law in the U.S.
And it was the Irving Police Department that botched the Islamic honor killing of two teen girls by another Muslim taxi driver. Citizens might want to know if Elhassan’s views on honor killings, that case, and if he knew Yasser Said.