|Three innocent lives were lost to gun violence. This cold blooded killer murder this family over issues with their religion. The racist right wants to label the suspect a "liberal" extremist.|
A young couple and family member were gunned down by this ignorant bigot. This bigot is facing capital murder in the deaths of Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Razan Abu-Salha, 19, along with Yusor's husband, Deah Barakat, 23.
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to Yusor, Razan and Deah. Their innocent lives were cut short by this Craig Stevens, a 46 year old nerd who had hatred for Muslims.
The agitators are figuring this is a hate crime. Obviously the junk food media has concluded that this dispute occurred over a parking spot.
Police received a report of gunfire shortly after 5pm yesterday in the Chapel Hill neighborhood of Finley Forest; all three victims died at the scene. In a statement today, CHPD reports "our preliminary investigation indicates that the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking."
The Charlotte Observer notes that all three victims were Muslim, and speculation is rife on social media that it could have been a hate crime. The Independent notes a Facebook page in Hicks' name that shows him to be an apparent supporter for "Atheists for Equality" and a frequent poster of images that mock religion.
Barakat was a doctoral student in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry. The sisters were N.C. State University students.
Barakat's wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, was scheduled to start dental studies at UNC in the fall; the two worked together to lobby for global public health and had just married on Dec. 27 (wedding photo here). Sister-in-law Razan was studying architecture at North Carolina State University. An "Our Three Winners" Facebook page dedicated to the family is up, with a poignant "About" section that says, "Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha have returned to their Lord. They have set an example in life and in death."