What the Chapel Hill Murders Reveal About the Place of Muslims in American Society

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were the very best people. They embodied the core Islamic principle of “ihsan” — doing that which is both beautiful in itself and beautifying to the world. … It is a profound tragedy that the only way to disrupt the narrative of conflict, trauma, and fear is to confront the world with the tragedy that took three of the best people among us. Anna Bigelow, Religious Studies, featured.