Thursday 19th October 2017,

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Media Accused of Being Fairly Quiet about Murder of three Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

Craig Stephen HicksA man in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been charged in the murders of three Muslim students, reports the News Observer. Some, however, are expressing concern about the absence of a media frenzy surrounding this news.

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is accused of shooting Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.

At this time, its not being labeled a hate crime. Police say the incident is connected to an ongoing parking dispute. Hicks is believed to be the victim’s neighbor. But others are suspicious.

The Council of American Islamic Relations urged police to investigate possible bias in the incident. Twitter has been filled with outrage that the media has given the killing little attention.

Did you hear about this murder in your local or national news? Tell us about whether you think the coverage has been adequate.

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