Criminal Law

Man From Illinois Charged With Fatally Stabbing a 6-Year-Old Muslim Boy Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

An Illinois man was charged with stabbing a 6-year-old Muslim boy to death and seriously injuring his mother in what police said was a hate crime linked to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East.

Joseph Czuba allegedly stabbed the boy 26 times with a “military-style knife” and his mother more than a dozen in the incident, which President Joe Biden said “shocked and sickened” him.

“The child’s Palestinian Muslim family came to America seeking what we all seek—a refuge to live, learn, and pray in peace. This horrific act of hate has no place in America, and stands against our fundamental values: freedom from fear for how we pray, what we believe, and who we are,” his statement continued.

Read the source article at ABC News

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