Friend of slain Muslim students rips GOP and Fox News: Stop dehumanizing Muslims


Shafi Khan on CNN (Screenshot)

 Shafi Khan, a friend of the Muslim students shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, blasted Republicans and Fox News on Wednesday for demonizing people of the Muslim faith.

“Speaking as an American Muslim, I can tell you that we can’t deny there’s a sentiment in the community that we feel that we were being targeted for our faith,” he told CNN “There is certain sections of the media and political apparatus that are constantly demonizing Muslims. And I want to take a minute and ask people like Fox News and Bobby Jindal to stop the dehumanization of Muslims.”

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder Tuesday for the shooting deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21 and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.

“It’s really, really starting to take a toll. Last week an elected official named John Bennett who’s a state senator said Islam is a cancer that needs to be cut out of society,” Khan explained. “And the Republican Party establishment came out and made a point to say that we stand by him.”

Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett (R) has compared Muslims to cancer and Nazis. Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Dave Weston defended Bennett by warning Christians and Jews that Muslims would behead them.

“These people need to reflect sincerely about what they’re doing to the social cohesion of this country,” Khan said. “Imagine if someone had said that about the Jewish community. And the important point is that black lives matter, white lives matter, Muslim lives matter, all lives matter. We have to start putting this point across to the community.”

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6 thoughts on “Friend of slain Muslim students rips GOP and Fox News: Stop dehumanizing Muslims

  1. By the way, Mustang has a wonderful Sunday post where we talk about Psalms and I have a Sunday Faith Blog where I cover any kind of Christian/faith subject that comes up during my week. We’d love to have you join us! Blessings, Z

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  2. I’m with Mustang on this one; when Muslims stop beheadings and burning people alive, and standing by mischaracterizations by CAIR, and start marching against their terrorists, etc., then they can condemn FOX or Jindal.
    There must be some way to help muslims realize that it’s ISLAMIST TERROR that FOX and Jindal and Bennett consider bad, they NEVER condemn all Muslims and this guy needs a primer on that!

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    • Again, I agree 100% with you as well. This is what Hannity has been trying for months and months to get the Imams to say. Stand up against what the RADICAL ISLAMISTS are doing. There is one that will. The other one, the guy with the beard who you can barely understand because he speaks in circles and whines when he talks, he will not do it. But if the Muslims in the country don’t want to be included in the ones overseas then they need to stand up against what is going on over there and condemn it!

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  3. Not wanting to be unkind, or seem that way, I have to say that the hoopla about hate crime seems moot to me. There is nothing more hateful than premeditated murder of innocent persons, and it should not matter what religion the victims followed. I also have to say that there is not much more dehumanizing behavior than to have a barbarian cut off your head while screaming Allah Akbar … so yes, it seems that Shafi Khan at the very least has a public relations problem.

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    • Mustang,
      I have to agree with you. I am only posting what is news. If anyone kills anyone, there is hate involved, period. So I don’t take your comment as unkind at all! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll come back again, or take a look at other posts!

      nanarhonda

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