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N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia

N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia

As a result of rampant Islamophobia in much of the media, three Muslim-American honors students who extensively volunteered for charities were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Feb. 10 ("Police investigate hate crime theory after 3 slain in N.C.," Feb. 12). Deah Barakat, 23, a second-year student in the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, married Yusor Mohammad, 21, in December, and Mohammad planned to begin her dental studies in the fall, authorities said. Her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, was a sophomore at North Carolina State University. Barakat graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in business administration in May 2013. Yusor Mohammad graduated...