Deah Barakat

Deah Barakat was a 23-year-old dental student from Chapel Hill who wanted to use his education to help the less fortunate.

Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha

Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha was a 21-year-old North Carolina State University graduate with a biological sciences degree who planned to enter UNC in the fall. She and Barakat were married in December.

Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha

Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, was a first year architecture and environmental design at North Carolina State University and the sister of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha.”

Remembering the young students killed in the Chapel Hill shooting


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)