February 11, 2015

Were Chapel Hill Murders a ‘Hate Crime’?

Disturbing news out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The New York Daily News reports, “Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were all found shot to death in a condo near the campus late Tuesday afternoon. Neighbor Craig Stephen Hicks, a vehement 46-year-old self-professed atheist, surrendered to police and has been charged in the triple homicide.” Naturally, the Left’s early storyline is that, because the victims were Muslims, this was a “hate crime” inspired by “American Sniper,” the NRA and Fox News. We’d argue that any time a human being is murdered it’s a hate crime – murder isn’t committed out of love. Religion absolutely motivates some murderers, but, as Barack Obama clearly illustrated recently, for leftists, it’s a one-way street. As for Hicks, he is a leftist who intensely hates all religion, and police say he committed murder over a parking dispute. Kind of undermines the Left’s narrative, doesn’t it? More…

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