CHAPEL HILL SHOOTING


10/3/2018 10:37pm

Photo courtesy of MSA President Hamza Baloch

Muslim Students Association receives hate mail

When Amira Mustafa, the UNC Muslim Students Association (MSA) community service chairperson, saw the contents of an envelope addressed to the MSA on Sept. 18, she wasn't fazed. Inside the envelope was a collection of small comic booklets espousing several negative stereotypes about Muslims. Mustafa said that in a way, this is something to be expected. But still, the specific ignorance caught her off guard. “People have a hard time accepting that Muslims can be American, too, and that a lot of us are, in fact, American," Mustafa said.


2/11/2016 12:29am

Hundreds of mourners came to the Three Winners vigil to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Chapel Hill shootings on Wednesday.

NC State remembers fallen students

Hundreds of people braved 30-degree weather Wednesday night to commemorate the tragic deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha at the Talley Student Union at N.C. State University in a vigil titled the “Day of Light.”


2/9/2016 11:33pm

A candlelight vigil in the Pit remembered Deah Shaddy Barakat, Tusor Mohammed Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammed Abu-Salha on Wednesday.

Remembering Our Three Winners

“They wouldn’t look at anyone differently no matter their race. They treated everyone the same. That’s the message. To spread love and awareness about how we’re all the same no matter where we’re from. They were just so kind, generous, and philanthropic, and optimistic,” said Lina Chaarawi, the cousin of Razan and Yusor Abu-Salha.


2/9/2016 11:25pm

Islamophobia distorts political rhetoric

Duke University Chapel’s call to prayer controversy, the highly publicized shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill and the Syrian refugee crisis — all have raised questions about the rhetoric surrounding Islam in politics and the media.


12/2/2015 12:07am

Year in Review: Chapel Hill shooting case stagnant, but legacy lives on

The horrific acts on Feb. 10 that occurred at the Finley Forest Condominiums in the Summerwalk Circle area led to the deaths of three students: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.  Deah Barakat was a second-year student in the UNC School of Dentistry; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was his wife and planned to start studying dentistry at UNC in the fall.


11/17/2015 11:48pm

Goodwill store named in Deah Barakat's honor

Despite his son being taken from him, Namee Barakat — the father of Deah Barakat, one of the three students killed in Chapel Hill during the February shooting — has found a way to give back.