Stealth jihadist Barack Obama recently claimed that the Jews murdered in a kosher marketplace in Paris were just random victims and he has constantly avoided calling Islamic terrorists what they are, Islamic. Now, we’ll see what the Muslim-in-Chief will do with this story. Three Muslim college students at The University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina were executed by an anti-theist over an apparent parking dispute on Tuesday evening.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, turned himself in and confessed to the murder of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19.
Here were three young people cut down in the prime of their lives. Apparently, they were targeted because they were Muslim, in a similar manner to those in Paris that cut down Jews in a kosher marketplace following the Charlie Hebdo jihad attacks.
One would think with the murder of Muslim young people, something that Christians would never advocate, that the Obama administration or the useful idiots in the media would jump all over to point to the Tea Party or modern day crusaders, right? Well, the truth is that they can’t.
— Saba (@smalfuhaid) February 11, 2015
According to Hicks’ Facebook, he likes lots of leftist and anti-theist Facebook pages. The IB Times reports, “His Facebook Likes included the Huffington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson, ‘Gay Marriage’ groups and similar progressive pages.”
Hicks is also associated with the United Atheists of America and blasts Christians and Muslims on social media, according to The Independent. Unsurprisingly, he is a big fan of Europe’s famous fool Richard Dawkins.
The Independent reports that Dawkins has condemned the murders and tweeted, “How could any decent person NOT condemn the vile murder of three young US Muslims in Chapel Hill?”
The obvious question from Dawkins though is why not? What defines “decent” in the anti-theist’s mind? What objective standard does a denier of God have for pointing to morality? After all, from their perspective there is no Judge and no Judgment Day. Therefore, there is no divine Law or Lawgiver. They merely make it up as they go along, suppressing the truth in unrighteousness because they will not honor God as God (Rom. 1:18ff). It sort of remind me of this guy in the short story Cruel Logic:
I don’t know the three students and it is tragic that they lost their lives. However, though they may not have adhered to the tenants of Islam and just been professing Muslims, the teachings of the very book they would hold up at holy would command them to do the same to the infidel Craig Hicks. The only difference is that Hicks struck first.
This is not to justify what Hicks did, but it is ironic that those that hold to an ideology that is touted as a religion were murdered in cold blood by a man who likewise rejects the True and Living God, the God of the Bible and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Following Hicks turning himself in, on Tuesday evening after committing the murders, he appeared before a judge in an orange jumpsuit and shackles. The judge denied bond and ordered that he be held until his March 4 appearance.
The Charlotte Observer reports on the response of the family to the murder of their loved ones:
The women’s father, Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, who has a psychiatry practice in Clayton, said regardless of the precise trigger Tuesday night, Hicks’ underlying animosity toward Barakat and Abu-Salha was based on their religion and culture. Abu-Salha said police told him Hicks shot the three inside their apartment.
“It was execution style, a bullet in every head,” Abu-Salha said Wednesday morning. “This was not a dispute over a parking space; this was a hate crime. This man had picked on my daughter and her husband a couple of times before, and he talked with them with his gun in his belt. And they were uncomfortable with him, but they did not know he would go this far.”
Abu-Salha said his daughter who lived next door to Hicks wore a Muslim head scarf and told her family a week ago that she had “a hateful neighbor.”
“Honest to God, she said, ‘He hates us for what we are and how we look,'” he said.
The father makes the same mistake as every other Muslim, anti-theist and sodomite make when something like this happens. They call it a “hate crime.” Let me ask anyone, is there any other crime? Is there a crime that occurs out of love? Every crime that occurs against another person made in the image of God is a crime that is born of hate, period. True, it may have been because Hicks despised their dress and religion, but he also hated Christians too.
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said, “Such an act of violence goes against the very fiber of our community and society. It also creates a sense of vulnerability for all of us, especially members of the Muslim community.”
Abu-Salha said, “This is a result of hate and stereotypes. It’s a big problem. Hate and stereotypes are products of the media and the press pushing people in all directions and focusing on the bad. People should just give up hate and stereotypes and get to know you before they take a stand against you, and what you practice and what you believe in.”
While I agree that people should get to know other people, they should also know their ideology as well. Perhaps Mr. Abu-Salha needs to understand the Koran, if he doesn’t already, and then either start practicing it or renounce it. Additionally, my hope would be that Mr. Abu-Salha and his wife get to know what the Bible teaches about Jesus Christ, the Incarnation and God’s love for sinners to save them from their sins.
In the end, what we see in this tragic event is that both the murderer and those he murdered were haters of the True and Living God. The Muslim follows a false god who commands them to slay the infidels wherever they find them, including Christians and Jews and the anti-theist lives the law of tooth and fang in the jungle.
While I can say without a doubt from what I’ve read on Mr. Hicks that his ideology drove his murderous actions and could rightly attribute his anti-theist ideology to those murders, I can do the same thing when Muslims engage in the very same activity. It is tied to the ideology put forward in the Koran. That is not so with Christianity no matter how much Barack Hussein Obama may think otherwise.
If men would simply repent of their wicked ways, and turn to the only one whose name is above every name, the Lord Jesus Christ, we would see an incredible display of love and compassion for one another rather than senseless murders like those of these three young people in North Carolina. May God grant such things to both the parents of these young people, as well as Stephen Hicks.
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