Craig Stephen Hicks
Craig Stephen Hicks, an atheist bearing grudges against Christians and Muslims, shot three people to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hicks killed three Muslims students in their early twenties, whom he had previously threatened over a parking space. The victims are Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, wife Yusor Mohammad, 21 and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. A report from one of the victims' fathers indicates, two weeks ago, Hicks had knocked on their door, wearing a gun on his waist.
Craig Stephen Hicks in court
Hicks shot the victims execution style, each with a bullet to the head. Some have stated it was not a hate crime. However, items posted to Hicks' social networking accounts indicates he does not like Muslims. The shootings are unquestionably a hate crime and should be tried as such, in tandem with first degree murder charges.
Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha
Due to terrorist attacks by ISIS and Al Qaeda, some have misplaced anger that is being directed towards Muslims who have not committed any crime. This is unacceptable. As a Christian I don't want anyone punished for the sins of others in their religion. It is inhumane and illogical.