Counterpunch: A Lynching in Chapel Hill

In the age of Trayvon Martins, Michael Browns, Eric Garners, the right to move freely, to be treated with equal human rights, is not a tangible reality for people viewed as non-white.

Movies like American Sniper, which promote the dehumanization of Muslims (especially Arabs), fan the flames of racial and religious hatred, extending beyond hateful epithets to admitted desires to murder Arabs.

The killing of three Muslims in Chapel Hill is immediately related to the racial and religious aspects of white culture in the US, and the inability of the left to effectively respond…

…On the most basic level, however, the claim to criticize equally the arrogance of all religions, as pretended to by Charlie Hebdo, Richard Dawkins, and Craig Stephen Hicks, alike, ultimately plays into the power dynamics that feed those who wish to prey on the most vulnerable among us…

If the young family members were WASPs, would the parking dispute have ended in triple homicide?…


It might well have. Crimes like this occur all the time. The only reason this is receiving so much publicity is because the victims were Muslims.

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