This website highlights conversations about gun control, mental health, Islamophobia, and the media.
Earlier this week, a judge ruled that prosecutors will be allowed to pursue the death penalty for Craig Stephen Hicks, the man who killed three Muslim students—Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha—in Chapel Hill in February. The shootings ignited nationwide debates about Islamophobia and gun control. Some insisted the incident was a consequence of the rising pitch of anti-Muslim hate. Others argued it was simply a parking dispute gone wrong. On television, in newspapers, and on the radio, experts, journalists, and pundits alike scrutinized Hicks’ mental health history and argued the implications of gun safety in this case.