The Independent

Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Stephen Hicks condemned all religions on Facebook prior to arrest for murder of three young Muslims
The Independent

The man arrested on suspicion of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina described himself as an “anti-theist” and criticised all religions online.

Police said 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks handed himself in to officers in Chapel Hill overnight in the wake of the deaths of 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. He has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

A regular social media user, his last three posts were a cute dog video about the Pavlov effect, a viral advert for Air New Zealand involving mountain bikes, and 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”.

TV programmes liked by Hicks include The Atheist Experience, Criminal Minds and Friends, while he describes himself as a fan of Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason and Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion. Hicks’ pictures largely consist of images with text mocking religion and supporting atheism.

On a aussi appris que Craig Stephen Hicks, l’athée qui a tué 3 musulmans, se décrivait comme un progressiste. Il appréciait beaucoup le travail de gens comme Rachel Maddow (gauche radicale) et du Southern Poverty Law Center (think tank de gauche).

Avec un pareil CV, on comprend pourquoi les médias d’ici ont très peu parlé de cette affaire… Cette histoire va à l’encontre de leur narratif.

Par contre, si Craig Stephen Hicks avait été un membre du Tea Party, cette histoire aurait fait la une des journaux et des bulletins de nouvelles…