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Tue Oct 24, 2023, 12:57 PM Oct 2023

6-year-old boy killed, mother seriously wounded in hate crime motivated by Israeli-Hamas war, police say


The boy’s paternal uncle, Yousef Hannon, spoke at a news conference Sunday hosted by the Chicago chapter Council on American-Islamic Relations. The organization identified the other victim as the boy’s mother.

"We are not animals, we are humans. We want people to see us as humans, to feel us as humans, to deal with us as humans, because this is what we are," said Hannon, a Palestinian-American who emigrated to the U.S. in 1999 to work, including as a public school teacher.

The Muslim civil liberties organization called the crime "our worst nightmare," and part of a disturbing spike in hate calls and emails since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. The group cited text messages exchanged among family members that showed the attacker had made disparaging remarks about Muslims.

"He knocked on the door, attempted to choke her and said ‘Muslims must die,’" said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago's executive director.

"Palestinians basically, again, with their hearts broken over what’s happening to their people," Rehab said, "have to also worry about the immediate safety of life and limb living here in this most free of democracies in the world."

I had a discussion with someone I respect, re Islam, she is a liberal Democrat. She had quite a lot to say; at times, she sounded like a Trumpie on this issue, repeating the words "sharia law" over and over again. I kept telling her that whatever she felt about the faith, we have to keep the temperature down in this country. Even if we do, keep the temps down, incidents like this can happen.
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6-year-old boy killed, mother seriously wounded in hate crime motivated by Israeli-Hamas war, police say (Original Post) shrike3 Oct 2023 OP
This story is 10 days old. maxsolomon Oct 2023 #1
Because I just read it today, that's why. shrike3 Oct 2023 #3
I think it is important. stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #4
K&R ! stonecutter357 Oct 2023 #2


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1. This story is 10 days old.
Tue Oct 24, 2023, 01:03 PM
Oct 2023

It's been hashed out in multiple DU posts already. Why are you posting this?

Also, you snipped 6 paragraphs, and the limit is 4.


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3. Because I just read it today, that's why.
Tue Oct 24, 2023, 06:25 PM
Oct 2023

Sorry I didn't measure up to your standards, but we're not all perfect. Good to know at least someone on this board it.

btw, darlin', I hope you police all the many souls who paste more than four paragraphs. Be thorough, and all.

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