Wednesday, February 11, 2015

No comment from Franklin Graham on Chapel Hill Muslim Hate Crime Murders

The Victims: Deah Barakat 23,  (left) his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, (center) and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.

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No comment so far from Franklin Graham as to whether the murder, execution style, in their home of three Muslim Students in Chapel Hill was a hate crime or merely a parking space dispute gone too far. 

Chapel Hill and North Carolina are home turf to America’s biggest Islamophobe and hater, the so-called rev. Franklin Graham, HQed in Boone North Carolina.  

Franlin btw lives on the good will of the business created by his Religious TV Performer Billy Graham from days gone by.

Franklin as you well know has his greasy K(KK)ristian hand in just about every medieval, backward and just plain inhuman political thing coming out of the State capital in Raleigh these days.

Not to mention constantly stirring the pot of hate locally in North Carolina hoping to break into a national market for his thing.

CHAPEL HILL — The father of two of three students shot to death in Chapel Hill on Tuesday says the shooting was a “hate crime” based on the Muslim identity of the victims.

Chapel Hill police said Wednesday morning that a dispute about parking in the neighborhood of rented condominiums near Meadowmont may have led Craig Stephen Hicks to shoot his neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.

But the women’s father, Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, who has a psychiatry practice in Clayton, said regardless of the precise trigger Tuesday night, Hicks’ underlying animosity toward Barakat and Abu-Salha was based on their religion and culture. Abu-Salha said police told him Hicks shot the three inside their apartment.

“It was execution style, a bullet in every head,” Abu-Salha said Wednesday morning. “This was not a dispute over a parking space; this was a hate crime. This man had picked on my daughter and her husband a couple of times before, and he talked with them with his gun in his belt. And they were uncomfortable with him, but they did not know he would go this far.”

Abu-Salha said his daughter who lived next door to Hicks wore a Muslim head scarf and told her family a week ago that she had “a hateful neighbor.”

“Honest to God, she said, ‘He hates us for what we are and how we look,’” he said.

Karen Hicks, the wife of Craig Hicks, said Wednesday afternoon that she does not think religious bigotry was behind her husband’s actions.

“I can say that it is my absolute belief that this incident had nothing to do with religion or the victim’s faith, but in fact was related to long-standing parking disputes my husband had with various neighbords regardless of their race, religion or creed,” Karen Hicks said in a statement.

Ripley Rand, the U.S. prosecutor for the Middle District, which includes Chapel Hill and Durham, said federal authorities had not launched their own investigation of the crime. Rand said that from the early details of the Chapel Hill investigation, the killings Tuesday did not appear to be part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.