six year old palestinian american killed in islamophobic attack in us
A very tragic incident occurred in Plainfield, Illinois. Where a Palestinian American boy lost his life and his mother was seriously injured in a vicious attack by their landlord. This happened because they are Muslim and the attacker targeted him because of the conflict between Hamas and Israel. He attacked him because they were Palestinian Muslim.
The man responsible, 71-year-old Joseph Juba, has been charged with committing a hate crime and wounding the child’s mother. Even President Biden has spoken of this terrible failure in America. He said there is no space for such hate in America and this incident was horrible.
The man who did this is facing serious charges because of the severity of his actions. It all started when the boy’s mother called for help saying their landlord was attacking them. She tried to excuse herself in the bathroom. When police arrived, they found both the mother and child with multiple stab wounds. The child, Vidya Al-Fayum, sadly died from her injuries. His mother Hanan Şahinat is in hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
The weapon used in the attack was a long, sharp knife, which makes it even more dangerous.
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Police heard the attacker targeted the family because of their Muslim background and what was happening in the Middle East with Hamas and Israel. It’s sad that the muslims of all countries are facing such horrible problems.
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This is very sad news and we hope the family can get the support they need during this difficult time.