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Hate Crimes

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  • Correction: NC Shootings-Muslim Reaction story

    In a story Feb. 11 about reactions to the shootings of three Muslims in North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on incorrect information from Chapel Hill officials, the full name of one of the victims. The name of the newlywed...
  • Not every hateful crime is a hate crime

    In his Op-Ed piece in the L.A. Times on Wednesday, President Obama referred to the killing last week of three young Muslim Americans in Chapel Hill, N.C. Authorities there say that Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-...
  • Islamic leader: College killings bear symptoms of hate crime

    The leader of the world's largest bloc of Muslim countries says the slaying of three college students in North Carolina has raised international concerns about "rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobic acts" in the United States. According to a...
  • Hate crime prosecutions rare in NC, often difficult to prove

    Relatives of the three Muslim college students killed in North Carolina are pressing for hate crime charges against the alleged shooter, but legal experts say such cases are relatively rare and can be difficult to prove. Police in Chapel Hill say they...
  • Chapel Hill killings reverberate around the world

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The killing of three promising students plunged two families and two universities into mourning Wednesday and sparked a worldwide social media outcry of "Muslim Lives Matter." Slain in the Tuesday night shooting were UNC-Chapel Hill...
  • North Carolina triple slaying arouses fear of hate crimes against Muslims

    North Carolina triple slaying arouses fear of hate crimes against Muslims
    They were young newlyweds —- Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a dental student at the University of North Carolina, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, soon to enter the same dental program. He sent dental kits to Syrian refugees and helped the homeless....
  • Madison police investigate if vandalism spree was hate crime

    Madison police are investigating a vandalism spree that included anti-Semitic and racist graffiti. Police say about 25 homes and vehicles were damaged late Friday or early Saturday. The vandals spray-painted homes and cars with swastikas and references...
  • Prosecutors want same sentences in Amish beard cuttings

    Sixteen Amish men and women whose hate crime convictions in beard- and hair-cutting attacks were overturned still should receive the same sentences, federal prosecutors told a judge who will resentence the group. The members of the eastern Ohio Amish...
  • Motive behind alleged arson at Houston Islamic center remains unclear

    While a homeless man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a building at an Islamic center in Houston, investigators aren't commenting on a possible motive, including whether it may have been a hate crime.   Darryl...
  • Grand jury indicts man accused in Chapel Hill shooting deaths of three Muslims

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The day after several thousand people marched in Qatar to show solidarity with the families of three Muslims killed last week in Chapel Hill, a Durham County grand jury handed up indictments against the man accused of killing them....
  • Gunfire ends three promising lives in Chapel Hill, NC

    The following editorial appeared in The News & Observer on Thursday, Feb. 12: As police look into the possible motivations for a horrendous shooting incident that left three bright, promising young people dead in a rented condominium complex in...