Chapel Hill Shooting
There's no white person exception for terrorism.
“In a time when someone like Trump could become our president, it is important to share with people the deadly cost of hate.”
Vanderbilt University is no stranger to individuals who make irresponsible statements about Islam. Last year, Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt professor, stated that, "Islam has a problem with the West. Islam will never understand the freedoms that we live and die to preserve."
On this tragic day, the heavens screamed as three angels were killed. But on this very same day, a legacy was born. Here are 10 things we can learn from Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, in the words of their closest friends.
"To me, these initiatives show not only the goodness that came from Deah, Yusor, and Razan but also the goodness that is
Before his death, the Chapel Hill shooting victim tweeted about his dream for his community. His loved ones aren't going to let that dream fade away.
Family was a huge part of Razan, Yusor, and Deah's life, and I know that respecting the wishes of their families was what they wanted. Farris Barakat, Deah's big brother, posted: "Deah's last text to his mother: 'I love you mama.'"
Did you see Hicks again after that? The next time we interacted with Hicks was in October. Farris [Barakat’s brother] came
Activists in the Muslim community met at a private home earlier this week and discussed the death penalty option. Police
A hearing will be held in early April for prosecutors to present their evidence to a judge, a member of the district attorney's
The powerful force of human desire for revenge, control and power needs to be met by a greater force -- religious leaders from all denominations uniting to speak out on behalf of an individual's right to practice his or her religion without fear or intimidation.
This month we're joined by award-winning playwright, journalist, and humorist Wajahat Ali for a far-ranging conversation that starts with a lengthy discussion about the recent tragic shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.
By saying that we concentrate too much on the fight against terrorism and not enough against racism we are playing into the hands of the terrorists and racists.
Deah, Yusor and Razan are not to be simply lionized as exceptions to put on a pedestal for us to mourn and then forget. They are to be viewed as the standard and standard-bearers of what it means to be citizens, both in a global and local sense.
There is much to suggest these three students weren't killed solely over a parking space. This heinous act looks more like a hate crime.