24 Nov '15, 2am

US Muslim teen accused of clock bomb seeks US$15 million in lawsuit https://t.co/QjGjCZ6MfU https://t.co/jElKgGvmWC

US Muslim teen accused of clock bomb seeks US$15 million in lawsuit https://t.co/QjGjCZ6MfU https://t.co/jElKgGvmWC

CHICAGO (AFP) - The Muslim teenager arrested when a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb threatened to sue his school and the town of Irving, Texas for US$15 million (S$21 million), his lawyer said on Monday (Nov 23). Ahmed Mohamed, 14, became an overnight sensation in September after his sister tweeted a photo of the aspiring inventor standing in handcuffs while wearing a t-shirt with the US space agency Nasa's logo. President Barack Obama joined a surge of public support by congratulating the teen on his skills and inviting him to bring the clock to the White House in what was seen as a pointed rebuke to school and police officials amid accusations of Islamophobia. Invitations poured in from Facebook, Google, the United Nations and Mohamed later tweeted photos of visits to Mecca, New York, Sudan and Qatar. But his lawyer insists there was a dark side to his fame...

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