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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins sparks outrage for questioning Ahmed Mohamed's motives

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tweeted himself into hot water Sunday when he questioned the motives of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested and detained in Texas after his homemade clock was mistaken for bomb at his school. Published September 21, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed with his "clock." (The Dallas Morning News via Associated Press)

Ahmed Mohamed, teen arrested for homemade clock, speaks out

A 14-year-old Muslim boy who became an overnight social media sensation after he was arrested and suspended for bringing a homemade clock to his Dallas-area high school is speaking out about the incident. Published September 16, 2015