On Tuesday, three members of a Muslim family were brutally murdered near University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill by their neighbor, who later turned himself in. But there’s a major detail that’s being overlooked in the case, and it’s likely being done so intentionally.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, turned himself over to authorities after he ruthlessly murdered three members of a Muslim family: Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, who were married, as well as Yusor’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19. Officers responded to a call reporting gunfire at around 5:11 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, they found the three had been murdered “execution style,” as reported by the Independent.
According to WNCN, the three victims were all either in school or planning on attending school. Abu-Salha was planning on attending the School of Dentistry, where her husband, Barakat, was a second-year student, and her sister attended N.C. State University.
Police Chief Chris Blue said the victims’ murders were “senseless and tragic,” and a police statement suggested they may be in connection to an ongoing dispute over parking in the community of townhouses. However, others were quick to call it a hate crime, which Blue said the department would investigate.
“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” said Blue.
A look into Hicks’ Facebook page might give us better clues as to what motivated him. He was not only a liberal, as many posts suggest, but he was a militant atheist, who was extremely vocal about his beliefs, or lack thereof. Hicks apparently had zero tolerance for religions of any type and repeated posts mocked both Christianity and Islam.
While it’s impossible to get inside of Hicks and know his true motivations, his strong stance against religion shouldn’t be overlooked as a factor in his decision to murder. It’s obvious he hates all things religious, and that hatred could have very well led him to pull the trigger and execute three people. Unfortunately, it’s often those on the left who lash out in anger in such a manner, despite the popular false narrative that conservatives are dangerous people.
What’s sad is that Hicks’ blatant hatred will likely go unchecked by the media, as it already has. If his Facebook page had been filled with pro-conservative messages, it would be all we heard about.
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—Courtesy of Mad World News