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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the Murder of Wadea Al-Fayoume and Severe Injury of His Mother

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement on the murder of six-year-old Palestinian American Wadea Al-Fayoume and the attempted murder of his mother:

“I am saddened and angered by the brutal murder of six-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume and the attempted murder of his mother in their home in Illinois.  This targeted attack against Muslim Americans betrays the fundamental principles of our country.  No person in the United States should experience—or have to worry about experiencing—hatred because of how they pray, what they believe, or who they are.  My thoughts are with his family and all those grieving his loss and the Muslim communities in our district and across the country at this difficult time.  There can be no place for this kind of hate in America, and all Americans must come together to reject Islamophobia and hate.”