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Chapel Hill killer jailed for life for 2015 murder of Muslim students

Craig Hicks in court in 2015Craig Hicks fatally shot newlyweds Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and was given three life sentences.
Hicks was not charged with hate crimes, despite the victims’ families insisting they were targeted for their religion….more: BBC

A’isha reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah and he never took revenge for anything unless the things made inviolable by Allah were made violable; he then took revenge for Allah, the Exalted and Glorious”(MUSLIM).

حَدَّثَنَاهُ أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أُسَامَةَ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ: ” مَا ضَرَبَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم شَيْئًا قَطُّ بِيَدِهِ وَلاَ امْرَأَةً وَلاَ خَادِمًا إِلاَّ أَنْ يُجَاهِدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نِيلَ مِنْهُ شَىْءٌ قَطُّ فَيَنْتَقِمَ مِنْ صَاحِبِهِ إِلاَّ أَنْ يُنْتَهَكَ شَىْءٌ مِنْ مَحَارِمِ اللَّهِ فَيَنْتَقِمَ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ‏” ( مسلم).‏

 

Service Honors Two International College Students Who Died In River Rescue

…Imam Wissam-Abdul-Baki of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts said the two cousins from Saudi Arabia did not hesitate to jump into the Chicopee River when they saw the children struggling in the current.  “And they told everyone: ‘This is our nature. This is my nature when you know me directly’,” said the imam…more:  wamc.

State Dept. Recognizing Heroism of the 2 Muslim Students Victims in Wilbraham

Image result“The United States expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Theeb al-Yami and Jaser al-Rakah after their tragic deaths in Massachusetts. The young men drowned while courageously attempting to save children in distress. Their heroism represents the very best of the international students who enrich communities across the United States. Theeb and Jaser were among the 52,000 Saudi students studying in the United States who bring greater international understanding and diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses and communities, and to Saudi Arabia when they return home” https://translations.state.gov

Hadley school officials and students React to Video Filled With Racist slurs about African Americans.

The video has been circulating on social media last week. In the video, the teen talks about white supremacy and included racial slurs about African Americans. Jupiter Fetler is a 10th grader at Hopkins and a member of the diversity club. He says, “Many people were outraged. There’s lots of people who were astonished by what actually happened. There are a lot of people that were completely…more: westernmassnews.com

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