At 5:11 PM yesterday, 3 Muslim students, namely Deah Shaddy Barakat 23 years of age of Chapel Hill, Yusor Mohammad 21 years of age of Chapel Hill, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha 19 years of age of Raleigh, were killed by an Atheist Terrorist.
The Atheist terrorist who perpetrated the heinous crime goes by the name Craig Stephen Hicks and describes himself, on his Facebook page, as a supporter of “Atheists for Equality”.
His Facebook page describes him as a fan of leading English ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and his book, The God Delusion.
The sad event started when the Chapel Hill Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill. When officers arrived, they found out three bodies lying on the ground. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Deah Barakat was a second-year student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor, had planned to begin her dental studies here in the fall. The last victim Razan, a student at N.C. State University, is Yusor’s little sister.
Deah Barakat and his wife Yusor had just married recently. A friend of them, who plays Basketball with the local university team and whom the couple invited to their wedding recently said that “when I heard the news I was in disbelief I couldn’t quite understand how this was possible. I couldn’t wrap my head around the thought of you and your beautiful wife no longer being alive.”
He added that the couple used to support him in his games, even though they did not have a very close relation. “You supported me before you met me and showed unconditional love when you did. always excited and happy, always willing to joke around about how the season would go. For the short time I’ve known you, you blessed me with the opportunity to attend your wedding a wedding I see as my first real wedding. We didn’t grow up together but when I heard the news I was hurt like I’ve known you my whole life. I just wanna say thank you to you your wife and family for the support and making North Carolina feel like home. Rest in peace brother and sisters may Allah bless all three of you with the highest heaven. I know you’ll always and forever be a NC State supporter. Rest easy my dude.”
All of the three students used to play basketball in their spare time.
It is worth reminding that U.S. corporate media did not report much about the event. The Leading American outlet The New York Times was caught in a double standard when they refused to call the victims Muslims in the heading of a tiny story about the event shared on Facebook (check Phone underneath).