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TAKE ON HATE mourns tragic killing of 3 Muslim Americans

Posted on February 11, 2015

The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS, mourns the terrible and tragic killing of three young Muslim Americans at the hands of a ruthless shooter Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

In this senseless act, a young couple – Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Mohammad, 21 – and Mohammad's sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were allegedly shot in the head by a Chapel Hill man who later turned himself in to police.

TAKE ON HATE is dismayed about the lack of media coverage of this incident, particularly one that is so shocking and disturbing. Police have not yet identified the killer’s motive, but the Twitter hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter has already gone viral, indicating that the public thinks it was tied to the victims’ religion.

We are hoping to get more information to bring some clarity, if at all possible, to the situation.

The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE strives to address issues of bias and discrimination, particularly toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and stands against bigotry towards all people. For more information, visit