Deah Shaddy Barakat. Yusor Abu-Salha. Razan Abu-Salha. 

Barakat was a dental student at the University of North Carolina, and he started a campaign last year to send dental supplies to victims of the Syrian civil war. The YouCaring effort has raised more than $70,000 to date.

Yusor had planned to begin her dental studies at UNC-Chapel Hill this coming fall. The outlet also cited UNC officials as saying that she and Barakat were married in December — less than two months ago.

Razan was a student at North Carolina State University, where she studied architecture and environmental design. The New York Times notes that many have praised her artistic abilities; she won an award from her school “for capturing 3-D abstract model making with time-lapse video.”

These are the 3 victims of the Chapel Hill shooting — and we must remember them.

Yusor Abu-Salha posted this wedding photo the day before she was murdered. The Chapel Hill Shooting happened to real people with peaceful lives, bright futures and for two of them, celebrating a newly started life together. Major news outlets have completely ignored this story because it’s about three Muslims murdered by a white man. Don’t let this story be ignored and remember the names Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. Stop allowing white men to murder people of color and start accepting that Muslim lives do matter.


I’m sorry but I want a photo showing Jacoby in this outfit. Onesie?

I hate to play this card, but

I hate to be the one to say it,
But if his last name had been
Hussain, instead of Hicks,
the headlines would have been different.

I hate to be the one to say it,
But if she didn’t wear a scarf,
If she spoke with a British accent,
If her forefathers hadn’t converted,
the headlines would have been different.

I guess you know by now,
I hate to be the one to say it,
But did you notice the missing words?
Terrorist, hate-crime, extremist.
Did you see the lack of accusation?

I hate to be the one to say it,
but I hate it so much more,
that I have to believe it.
I hate to be the one to say it,
but I hate living it so much more.

at the end of the day, it’s deeper than political movements and social justice. at the end of the day, yusor and razan’s mother and father are weeping tonight. at the end of the day, deah’s mother and father are weeping tonight. at the end of the day, a 23 yr old girl, her 21 yr old husband, and her 19 yr old sister have been murdered. yusor and deah were married for just over a month. maybe they were thinking of starting a family after they graduated. maybe razan was secretly thrilled to fall in love too. honestly, they were just kids. they had so, so, so, so much ahead of them. please remember that.  rest in peace. rest in peace.

inna lilah wa inna ilaih rajioun 

3 young Muslims gunned down in North Carolina home 

A 46-year-old man is being charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing three Muslim students  Tuesday near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Local authorities said the three victims — Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21 and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19 — were all pronounced dead on the scene after being shot in the head.

More details on the victims and possible motivation of the shooter