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"But, here is the big one, what they aren't saying a word about is that he was a Leftist poster child." - comments

It seems the story is about a mentally unstable person, with easy access to guns, who kills three innocent people over a parking space.

Whether this insane person had one political or social view or another; is it being suggested his political or social beliefs caused these three executions? When provoked by parking violations, the Leftist always kills the transgressor?

It seems what caused these slaughters was easy access to guns for mentally unstable people in the society.

Unless, of course, the comment proposes all Leftists are mentally ill and are 'unstable ticking time bombs'. That certainly is a possibility. Or was it a cocktail of Atheist and Leftist dementia and easy access to guns? Or did it matter what a crazy person believed he believed after he got crazy with easy access to guns?

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What they have in common is that once they begin to imagine this philosophy, whatever their passion, hatred or ideology is, they certainly all begin to communicate this to people around them. They were talking about this, they were telling people about this, and the people either ignored it, didn’t pay attention or didn’t think it would go any further.

Before these women were killed told their father, Hicks told them he didn’t like the way they dressed. Police and FBI may never determine the precise role racial or religious hatred played. If the investigators can find enough other evidence to try and convict Hicks of murder. That’s because it may be easier to prove he stalked and shot them, no matter what the motives, than to prove what was going on inside his head. The criminal penalty is often about the same anyway.

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Gunman kills 3 young Muslims in North Carolina

Love the way the far left and their allies have bitten down on this. And funny how they seem t mention that this guy was one of their own.

Yes ladies and gents this guy was the Liberal Poster Child. He was a supporter of CAIR (don't know what that is well just look it up), SPLC, Ground Zero Mosque and a militant.

But those little facts will only get in the way of the agenda and who wants to ruin their propaganda by telling the full story.

But, when all the cards fall and all the facts are on the table there will be egg on the faces of those leftists who are trying to use this case to push their agenda.

This is the part of the story that shows how this is being used as propaganda.....

On Facebook, Hicks’ profile picture reads “Atheists for Equality” and he frequently posted quotes critical of religion.

Not one mention of his political beliefs nor a single drop of the Leftists groups he supports, you know like CAIR.

Propaganda is a tool used by groups to push their agenda and that is exactly what is happening here.

OyajidFeb. 12, 2015 - 12:35PM JST I believe it's important that all atheists voice their disapproval of this terrorist act and demonstrate against it

We Atheists don't believe in any sort of gods (low case), fate, ghosts, demons devils etc etc etc. I understand that you're trying to make a point, but you just don't see the difference.

So, in my ongoing effort to help those that need it the most, I will help you out.

This man murdered those three kids out of his anger with everyone in his complex. The guy was an unstable ticking time bomb, he was going to snap and he did.

The investigation is slowly showing that this had nothing to do with the victim's religion or race. This had to do with a parking space. If he hadn't killed those kids he would have killed someone else.

But, since this was the killing of three young Muslims by an American in the US, well the left and organizations such has CAIR are trying to use this to push their agenda.

But, here is the big one, what they aren't saying a word about is that he was a Leftist poster child. This guy was so far to the left that he made Obama look like a far right winger. He was a Leftist, a militant and a lunatic.

Let's us see if anyone should be marching and exclaiming "#notinmyname".

The man murders three kids because of a parking space dispute while 3 radical Islamist in Paris murder 17 and injure 22 others because of their religious beliefs.

If you want someone to march well then, you should ask the Far Left to do the marching. But, IMHO, no one should be marching.

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I’m coming late to this thread but, for what it’s worth, I’d like to make some observations.

WilliB;

When islamic terrorists kill non-muslims, the religious aspect is thoroughly blanked out in the media.

While it’s true that a lot of the media seems to look for a “secular motivation” first; a good number of outlets get around to the religious aspects, sooner or later. That being said, there definitely seems be a strong disinclination, in the mainstream media, to start with religion and then look for other possible causes. So while I think I agree with the spirit of your comment, I also think that your use of hyperbole weakens it. That’s just my opinion, of course.

Atheism, by the way, is not an ideology and does not ask anybody to kill anyone. It is simply a philosophical position.

I agree with that, in part. Atheism is not an ideology but neither is it a philosophical position. Both ideologies and philosophical positions are the manifestations of unique sets of accumulated concepts and points of view. Atheism is merely a singular point of view that denies the existence of a god. It can be part of an ideology and/or philosophical position but it is not either of those by itself.

ShyDingo;

People frequently snap with long term neighbourhood disputes. A parking space may not seem like a big deal but prolonged arguing over time can send people over the edge. There have been incidents in the past where seemingly nice ordinary people have shot their neighbours to death due to playing loud music.

I worked for quite a while in the social services field, including dispute mediation. I’ve seen some of the most unbelievably insane situations and tragic outcomes arising from long festering neighborhood disputes. In almost every case, the longer it went on without resolution, the more intense the eventual blow up was. There is a lot of truth in your comments and I think that dysfunctional interpersonal relations have more to do with this situation than whether the shooter was an atheist or the victims were Muslims.

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"When an atheist kills 3 muslims (and the motive is not clear at all; parking space or religion), immediately the "religion" aspect is splashed over the headlines, presenting the muslims as victims." - comments

Point of clarification: Three innocent people were shot each in the head, this is an execution. In this case the motive is widely reported as a parking space dispute that was an ongoing conflict.

Conclusion: Presenting the murdered Muslims as victims is exactly what they are, victims of a deranged parking space stalker/enforcer.

The issue of Religion: Irrelevant. Whether for religious hatred or parking disputes, slaying three innocent people is an act of a deranged maniac. One might hope the recognition of this fact is the real cause of disgust.

When another crazy person with a gun slays three innocent people in cold blood it hardly matters why, the societal failure is clear; he's crazy and has a gun, but that is his right.

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WilliB: And yet here you are, on a thread where three Muslims were executed, screaming about how if it were the other way around 'religion would not be allowed into the picture'? (with you on EVERY thread where a Muslim is involved in death preaching the same kind of intolerance and suggesting there are 'double standards' when you won't even admit this might even be killings motivated by religion).

"It is simply a philosophical position."

Not when you believe in something that much -- it's religion.

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When islamic terrorists kill non-muslims, the religious aspect is thoroughly blanked out in the media. When an atheist kills 3 muslims (and the motive is not clear at all; parking space or religion), immediately the "religion" aspect is splashed over the headlines, presenting the muslims as victims.

Unbelievable. Anyone who has been following the news would know it is the other way round. “I guess that Muslims are only newsworthy when behind the gun, not in front” better reflects the truth. I posted this before; JT saw fit to delete my message. Hopefully they won't this time round.

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Hicks executes three, head shots for each victim.

Hicks is a crazy guy with easy access to a gun. Another Victory for The Second Amendment.

At leaste everyone can go to their graves free to open carry, gun laws really aren't the problem, sick people with guns are. Give 'em a gun and find out later they have issues; that's real freedom, that's guaranteed by the 2nd, let freedom rain down bullets. How else could a parking dispute be handled?

These poor victims of this deranged parking violation stalker? Good thing he had his gun, the penalty for illegal parking is death and Hicks is the poster child for Smith & Wesson as judge, jury and executioner. These beautiful people slain by another madman with easy access to guns. Sick. Just completely sick, but hey, it's spelled out word for word in the Constitution.

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And maybe 15 or 20 years from now, he'll get the same, 14 or 19 years late.

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People murdered by someone brandishing a firearm 'lost'? Was it a duel?

Good point, Jimizo.

StormR, that was a pretty crass comment. Three people died in cold blood. Try to show a little compassion. From all reports the victims were upstanding decent people who in no way, shape or form deserved the horrible fate this nut dealt them.

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'Could this just be a simple case of blow back on three muslims or is it just a coincidence that three people of one religion had a disagreement with a guy with a gun and lost'

People murdered by someone brandishing a firearm 'lost'? Was it a duel?

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Of course, the killer was no more Islamophobic than some of the posters on this thread.

I haven't seen any evidence of the killer being 'Islamophobic'. There seems to be plenty of evidence that he was a nasty individual though. There are plenty of murders that have nothing to do with the religion of the victims.

Don't get me wrong. It would not surprise me to find out the guy was a closet 'Islamophobe'. But, so far, I haven't seen anything to indicate that.

Either way, it is a horrible shame for both the victims and their families.

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Could this just be a simple case of blow back on three muslims or is it just a coincidence that three people of one religion had a disagreement with a guy with a gun and lost?

Cute how we normalize and rationalize murder.

Of course, the killer was no more Islamophobic than some of the posters on this thread.

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Could this just be a simple case of blow back on three muslims or is it just a coincidence that three people of one religion had a disagreement with a guy with a gun and lost?

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The shooting sparked the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter on social media...

I prefer the hashtag #LivesMatter as it doesn't matter who someone is, where they are from, what they believe or what they look like, innocent people such as the three here deserve to live their lives in peace and safety.

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RIP.

People frequently snap with long term neighbourhood disputes. A parking space may not seem like a big deal but prolonged arguing over time can send people over the edge. There have been incidents in the past where seemingly nice ordinary people have shot their neighbours to death due to playing loud music.

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@Oyajid Atheism doesn't have an ideology, book, or any sort of structure. Islam has those things, so believers have to take some responsibility for the results of those things.

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When islamic terrorists kill non-muslims, the religious aspect is thoroughly blanked out in the media. When an atheist kills 3 muslims (and the motive is not clear at all; parking space or religion), immediately the "religion" aspect is splashed over the headlines, presenting the muslims as victims. Even if the motive is not clear at all; parking space or political discussion we don´t know yet.

Double standards anyone?

Atheism, by the way, is not an ideology and does not ask anybody to kill anyone. It is simply a philosophical position.

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She said Hicks was not hateful and believed “everyone is equal.”

He's not racist! He hates everyone EQUALLY!

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At any age, and being a human being, he should have known better than to commit a crime like that.

^fixed

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I believe it's important that all atheists voice their disapproval of this terrorist act and demonstrate against it...

jesuiscynique
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Yea, the moron found a long term parking spot now.....and her will not fare well in prison!

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What an evil ignorant idiot. At 46, and a paralegal student, he should have known better than to commit a crime like that. Well, its up to the courts now.

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She said Hicks was not hateful and believed “everyone is equal.”

Not hateful at all, he only made them to kneel down and shot each with a bullet in their heads. So gracious.

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..this is not an issue of religion. the killer is simply sick.

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