.Tuesday 10th February 2015.
Chapel Hill. Three. Shot. Dead. Muslim.
And the news told us there is no terrorist, no radical, no community was responsible. What would that news report look like? Lets frame this crime differently. Lets frame this crime as Muslims are framed.
‘The deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill were barely reported, then presented as a dispute over parking spaces. Their killer’s social networking pages alone brimmed with anti-theist content but were still largely overlooked. Three Muslims were assassinated in their homes, yet this would not be classified as terror. Had it not been for social media it’s unlikely it would have been reported at all. The same people who attached ‘Muslim’ to any criminal activity acted out by someone of the faith were now asking whether it was necessary to…
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