Chapel Hill Shooting

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Obama Likens Chapel Hill Shootings to Boston Terror Attack

Wednesday at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, President Barack Obama likened the killing of three Chapel Hill Muslim college students, for which the ongoing investigation has yet to concluded a motive, to the Fort Hood and Boston

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Police: No Evidence Yet of Hate Crime from Chapel Hill Atheist

If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn’t hate Muslims. An avowed atheist, his online posts instead depict a man who despises religion itself, but nevertheless seems to support an individual’s right to his own beliefs.

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At What Point Do Claims of ‘Hate Crime’ Become Hateful?

The shocking triple murder of three young Muslims in North Carolina may yet turn out to be a hate crime. However, police say the cause was a dispute with the alleged killer over a parking space. A neighbor has said he was an “equal opportunity” hater. And the alleged killer, an atheist with a progressive political bent, had apparently backed the controversial “Ground Zero mosque” on social media when conservatives had opposed it. So the evidence of a hate crime appears weak, thus far.

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Report: Chapel Hill Shooter Hicks Obsessed With Parking

CNN National Correspondent Jason Carroll reported that Chapel Hill residents say suspected killer Craig Hicks had an “obsession” with parking, although questions lingered over why he targeted three Muslim students for murder on Friday’s “OutFront.” Carroll, who spoke from Chapel Hill

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Bill de Blasio Issues Statement on Chapel Hill Shooting

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement applauding the FBI investigation of the murders of North Carolinians Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Barakat on behalf of NYC’s “large and vibrant Muslim communities.”

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Report: Chapel Hill Shooter Hicks Defended Ground Zero Mosque

On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” CNN.com Religion Editor Daniel Burke reported that Craig Hicks, who is suspected of murdering three Muslim students, had previously written in defense of the Ground Zero mosque and criticized those who thought President Barack Obama was