An Arab and Muslim culprit and white victims would have spurred immediate media attention, write Beydoun and Tonova [AP]
Muslims identity trumped, and very likely for Hicks, eclipsed the three victims’ American-ness.
Irrespective of what rallying cries, signs or adapted hashtags proclaim, Muslim lives in America don’t matter. The aftermath of the murder of the three American students in Chapel Hill, and the broader context that spurred it, reconfirms this brutal truth. MORE: muslim-lives-don-matter