If you see something, say something. And get sued for $15 million.

Remember "clock boy," the bespectacled Texas adolescent who proudly brought a disassembled pre-digital era Radio Shack (remember them?) clock to school and showed it to his teacher?  Cultural misunderstanding followed.  Supposedly. 

In the post-September 11 but pre-Paris, pre-Mali (remember that?) era, the teacher was concerned because the clock was packed in a briefcase with wires dangling from it.  Could it be a bomb on a timer?  The student's name was Ahmed Mohamed.  The boy's father was a local agitator.  And so the teacher said something, dutifully reporting his suspicions to the police.  The police questioned the student, receiving evasive answers.  More cultural misunderstanding followed.  Also, publicity followed.

Some decried this as an example of racism, dreaded Islamophobia, and other politically incorrect, evil insensitivities.  President Barack Hussein Obama (D) invited the boy to the White House, decrying the suspicions cast on the supposedly innocent student merely because of his name, skin color, and religious/ethnic background.  Cultural understanding followed as the boy's father announced that the family was moving to the Muslim-dominated country of Qatar. 

But more American cultural understanding followed from the family.  The boy's family announced that it is demanding $10 million from the city of Irving, Texas plus an additional $5 million from the Irving School District for damages or the family will sue.

Mohamed and his immediately family are now overseas in Qatar and enrolling in school after a foundation has offered to pay for his education. The letter demanding money from the city and district says that the family wants “more than anything to come home” to Irving.

The letter gives both the city and the district 60 days to pay up or else face a lawsuit.

Hmm...so they want to "come home" to Irving, Texas, where there are few Muslims and many infidels, and expect the city to cheerfully give them $15 million forsaking Qatar, filled with almost 100% Muslims and hardly any infidels while giving up young Ahmad’s scholarship.  What happened to cultural understanding?

Hopefully the city and its school district will not only laugh at the Mohamed family’s demands, but strongly request that the Mohamed family donate millions to them to recoup expenses for the trouble they caused.   

Certainly in the interest of cultural and civic understanding and peace, the family will agree.  And certainly the government of Qatar will be happy to supply the needed funds if necessary.