Three Muslims, including a newly-wed couple, were shot dead in their home in a North Carolina neighborhood in the US. All three victims were shot in the head, sources told WRAL News. A motive has not yet been confirmed.
Students Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were found dead at their apartment in Chapel Hill near the University of North Carolina (UNC) campus, according to Yahoo News.
Barakat was a second-year dental student at UNC, and Mohammad was due to begin her dental studies. They were married in December.
A 46-year-old man, identified by police as Craig Stephen Hicks, has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.
Police arrived at the building complex following reports of gunshots at 5:11pm on Tuesday. The man reportedly turned himself in later than evening.
“It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that 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,” UNC said in a statement.
The mayor of Iguala, Mexico, and his wife are accused of asking drug gangs to help police prevent students from disrupting a public event held by the wife. Around September 26th, 43 students were kidnapped and killed.
The protesting students were from a teacher’s college in Iguala, about 120 miles south of Mexico City.
Gang suspects have confessed to slaughtering 43 missing students and dumping their charred remains in a river.
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Mexico City and those of the southwestern state of Guerrero where the students were abducted to decry the government’s handling of the case.
African students from Senegal (age 11 and 13) in New York were bullied and beat up after being called “Ebola.” Senegal is not one of the three countries with major Ebola outbreaks, which are Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Apparently, North Carolina has removed early-voting sites from some college campuses.
Some of the largest college campuses in the state will not host early voting sites for the fall election.
The Huffington Post states:
“The Republican-dominated North Carolina State Board of Elections, among other efforts, has sought to remove an early-voting location from the campus of Appalachian State University…”
According to the newspaper The State:
“The issue raised the ire of students and voting advocacy groups, and a lawsuit was brought over the removal of a site from Appalachian State University. On Wednesday, after an N.C. Court of Appeals decision, the State Board of Elections added a voting site at ASU. Minutes later, the state Supreme Court said it was sending the case to the Appeals Court to review.”
Below is a video about it with Cenk Uygur. One point that Uygur also brings up is the clever way that Fox News seems to bring on women to criticize women, blacks to criticize blacks, and Latinos to criticize Latinos.