Washington, DC | www.adc.org | December 20, 2023 – Representative Delia Ramirez (D-IL, 3) has introduced a resolution honoring and remembering Wadee Al-Fayoumi. In October, the 6 year old was brutally murdered for being Palestinian. This historic resolution recognizes the loving and joyous light that Wadee brought to the world and calls out the dehumanizing, hateful rhetoric which motivated the violent attack on Wadee and his mother. ADC calls on all Members of Congress to co-sponsor and support this resolution, and urges ADC members to contact their representatives to demand the same.
ADC National Executive Director Abed Ayoub said, “This resolution is a critical recognition of both the light of Wadee and a clear denunciation of the disgusting, dehumanizing narratives that drove his murder. It is one of the most uncontroversial resolutions that ADC has seen, and should be one of the easiest votes that a Member of the House could take. Hate has no place in America.”
Wadee, a 6-year-old Palestinian boy, was tragically killed in Plainfield Township, having been fatally stabbed 26 times by his 71-year-old landlord. The incident occurred only eight days after Wadee’s sixth birthday celebration. ADC has partnered with nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump in representing Wadee’s mother.