Three young college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina were tragically gunned down yesterday. The alleged shooter, Craig Stephen Hicks, turned himself in “without incident” to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, as reported by Liberty Unyielding. Our hearts go out to the young victims and their family.
The victims included Deah Barakat, a second-year student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor, who had planned to begin her dental studies here in the fall. Her sister, Razan, a student at N.C. State University, was also killed.
All three of the victims were Muslim. The shooter was an atheist.
Without question, this was a horrible incident.
But now the media spin begins. Will Obama call this a random act? After all, just yesterday, he and his spokespeople were falling all over themselves to describe the Paris attacks in a kosher supermarket as “random” targets of a crazed shooter. There was no mention of anti-Semitism or the fact that the deli was kosher and run by Jews. Never mind the fact the shooter himself reportedly told a French journalist at the height of the siege that he had deliberately chosen to target Jews.
But according to the White House, it was random.
Now we must brace ourselves for the usual cries for gun control, and of course proof of rampant Islamophobia, although at this point it’s not clear if the victims were shot because they were Muslim or simply religious.
Hicks was an atheist, and according to the Washington Post, “frequently shared links about atheism on what appears to be his Facebook page. One such post reads: “People say nothing can solve the Middle East problem, not mediation, not arms, not financial aid. I say there is something. Atheism.”
Sadly, this story is tailor-made for the liberal media. It includes guns. A crazy white male shooter. Three innocent ethnic victims – who all were Muslims.
There’s something for every agenda. We shall see how it plays out.
Thankfully the shooter is in custody, and I hope he will never see the light of day again.
[This story was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]