Three Muslims have been shot to death by a non-Muslim in Chapel Hill near UNC:
3 Muslim Students Shot to Death in Apartment Near UNC Chapel Hill
By Saeed Ahmed, CNN
(CNN) A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of three Muslim students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
Police haven’t said what may have compelled the accused, Craig Stephen Hicks, to allegedly carry out the attack Tuesday evening. He turned himself into police later in the night.
But given the victims’ religion and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims’ faith played.
Based on his online footprint, Mr. Hicks is an atheist. I see this incident as an opportunity for the Powers That Be to crack down on the atheist wing of the Counterjihad, which is not as big as the Christian portion, but still considerable.
Anders Behring Breivik was described as a “Christian terrorist” by the media after his massacre on Utøya in 2011, despite his own statements in his “manifesto” declaring himself to be an atheist. Mr. Hicks plainly can’t be used in that fashion — his atheism was too militant and public. He has expressed his disdain for Christians online, posting “a picture from United Atheists of America asking ‘why radical Christians and radical Muslims are so opposed to each others’ influence when they agree about so many ideological issues’.”
The alleged killer is a fan of Richard Dawkins, and I can see a Full Fjordman in Mr. Dawkins’ future. He has already “condemned” the attack. Next he will have to begin “repudiating” various writers and groups — assuming that he wants to maintain his full schedule of paid speaking engagements. You can expect various Christian groups to pile on him and other atheist “Islamophobes”, with luminaries such as Pope Francis leading the charge.
The incident will probably prompt a flare-up of the Atheists vs. Christian war, which is never very far below the surface in Counterjihad circles. If it happens, I won’t be participating. That’s just what our enemies want.
Hat tip: Papa Whiskey.