my sisters 1st grade classroom is predominately muslim students and none of them showed up today and when she called their parents to see if they were okay they said they were too afraid to send their kids to school.
so dont sit here and tell me this is an isolated incident.
But imagine if a middle aged Muslim man murdered 3 white college students? Are you telling me there wouldn’t be round the clock coverage, moments of silence and endless panel debates on all the news networks?
Isn’t it obvious why the media is sleeping on this?
Anderson Cooper talking to Suzanne Barakat, sister of Deah Barakat. RIP Deah, Razan and Yusor. May Allah provide you and your family the strength and resilience to get through this. #ChapelHillShooting #JusticeForMuslims
This tweet was one of the most recent that Deah Barakat, one of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting, posted. He was an advocate for peace and I think it would be a nice way to remember him by if we spread his words.
If we acknowledge that the Chapel Hill murders were a hate crime, then we have to examine our cultural climate. A cultural climate in which films like American Sniper, which at least simplify the situation in the Middle-East and America’s position over there, that these kinds of films and that kind of narrative are contributing to waves of anti-Muslim feeling. We have to accept that we have a responsibility in the way that we tell stories.
Russell Brand - Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen - Which is Terrorism? (x)