CHICAGO, IL – Invoking the powerful mantra of “Never Again,” the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has solemnly condemned the cruel demise of Wadea Al-Fayoume, a 6-year-old Palestinian-American boy, in Chicagoland last weekend.
The boy and his mother faced an alleged targeted aggression from their landlord, an act seemingly ignited by media-driven animosity towards Palestinians. The center emphasized that for the promise of “Never Again” to hold true, society must vehemently counter hate in every guise.
“It bears repeating that for “Never Again” to be a reality, we must speak out against hate in all its forms, and that the murder of children, no matter where they live, is a stain on our entire world.” Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center said in a statement Tuesday night. “Our thoughts and love are with Wadea’s family and his community.”
The statement was released hours prior to a candlelight vigil for Wadea organized by American Muslims Assisting Neighbors at the Prairie Activity and Recreation Center late Tuesday night.
In a statement, Plainfield Township said:
“Tonight, we will come together and show what the Plainfield community truly is. We are a community that binds together, supports and uplifts one another, and rejects the hate and evil that was displayed this past weekend – it has no home here. Wherever you are tonight, please take a moment and think of this little boy, his mother, and everyone impacted. Plainfield Township offers its deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire community.”