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The Story of a Hate Crime

posted on June 18, 2015

In The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot investigates the relationship between the murder of three Muslim students by Craig Hicks in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the increasing levels of perceived hostility towards Muslims in America. Following the event, the F.B.I. considered the possibility that the murders were a hate crime, despite the Chapel Hill police report that they were probably “motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking.” Talbot writes, “Whatever the nature of the conflagration in Hicks’s mind, hatred of some kind clearly provided fuel.”

Read at The New Yorker