Editorial Note: In recent months, we’ve seen more coverage of Islam by the Patheos Atheist channel as well as a growing spotlight on the relationship and interactions between Atheists and Muslims in wake of the Chapel Hill shootings....Show More Summary
Also, more information about the Chapel Hill shooter's history of arguing with his neighbors, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Congress.
Architecturally speaking, Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius is, like Seattle, more spiritual than Christian. Charles Mudede Recently, while writing in a Beacon Hill cafe, I overheard a conversation between two women sitting at a table next to mine. Show More Summary
For weeks now, there have been a couple theories floating around about why Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslims (below) in Chapel Hill: One is that he was an atheist killing Muslims in a hate crime, while the other said he was furious over some parking dispute. The New York Times' Jonathan M. Katz reports today that the parking theory seems very unlikely:
On Tuesday, college students Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, her husband, Dean Barakat, 23, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The community is reeling from the news; thousands attended a vigil on the University of North Carolina campus last night, while on social media, the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter has [ … ]
Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt is no stranger to saying ignorant things, but his latest tirade is incredible. Not only does he accuse Craig Stephen Hicks of killing three innocent Muslim students because he was an atheist -- a claim which is completely unfounded -- he says that Hicks killed the Muslims because they were acting like Christians:
After an atheist named Craig Hicks of Chapel Hill, NC murdered Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Shaddy Barakat, an immediate struggle broke out amongst atheists like myself who suspect that the casual anti-Muslim bigotry that flourishes in some atheist circles might have...
As more details emerge over the deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC earlier this month, two things are becoming clear about their shooter: first, he was a militant atheist. Second, he had an obsessive fixation with parking spots.
Prosecutors in North Carolina will seek the death penalty for alleged triple-murderer Craig Hicks, who reportedly shot and killed three students in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10.
After prosecutors announced Monday that they intend to seek the death penalty for Craig Hicks, the 46-year-old who shot and killed three Muslim students in an apartment near UNC-Chapel Hill, new details of the shooter's obsessive nature emerge. Read more...
It was only a few weeks ago when 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks went to an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and killed three Muslims -- Deah Shaddy Barakat (23), his wife of just over a month Yusor Mohammad (21), and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (19) -- before turning himself in to the police. Show More Summary
Prosecutors announced on Monday that they will seek the death penalty for Craig Stephen Hicks, who has reportedly confessed to murdering his neighbor Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, her husband, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, last month in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Local and federal investigators have not... More »
Bill Smith, the chef at Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina demonstrates.
North Carolina prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting three young Muslims who lived in in a neighboring apartment complex unit last month.
Co-authored by Linda Beeber, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor at New York University Does the U.S. need more "asylums" to treat...Show More Summary
A North Carolina district attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against a man indicted in the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill last month, television station WTVD reported on Monday. Craig Hicks, 46, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the...
We are definitely in a new era at ESPN. In announcing Chapel Hill, NC as its final College GameDay stop of the basketball season for this week’s Duke-North Carolina rematch, the Worldwide Leader has again assigned Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake to the game just as it did for last month’s contest. Show More Summary
The killing earlier this month of three young Muslims by an atheist was horrible — but it wasn't a hate crime
By D. Wiberg at en.wikipedia Following the murders of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, NC, and the arrest of a suspect who appears to be an atheist, Neil Carter (Godless in Dixie) wrote a post in which he made a couple of interesting points which are sure to be controversial in some circles. Show More Summary
Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, was recently invited to join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s inaugural Interfaith Advisory Task Force. Regardless of how you feel about interfaith work or the need for such a task force in the first place, I'm glad he had a seat at the table. Show More Summary