Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"I can’t understand why someone would hate them enough to kill them"

Yesterday three innocent people were brutally -- horribly -- murdered in Chapel Hill, NC. Their names were Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. They were young, they had their whole futures ahead of them, and they're gone now because a crazy person chose them to be the "other" upon which he would project all his rage, hate, and anger. This massacre ostensibly happened over a parking dispute. You'll forgive me if I treat that analysis with a degree of skepticism. I'm sure we'll know more as time goes on, but right now my mind is racing. It has been for the past day-and-a-half as I've read the details of the crime and looked at pictures of the victims. It's tragic on a whole host of levels. Everyone who reads this blog should read this piece by the victims' friend Amira Ata.

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