Everything you need to know about Craig Stephen Hicks: he’s white
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill campus, USA, has been charged with the murders of dentistry student Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21 and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.
Hicks is a white non-Muslim. The three murdered people are all dark-skinned Muslims.
The police have offered no motive for the killings.
Can we guess?
Hicks posted a photo from United Atheists of America on Facebook on February 8,. It stated: “why radical Christians and radical Muslims are so opposed to each others’ influence when they agree about so many ideological issues.”
Is that all we need to know?
A regular social media user, his last three posts were a cute dog video about the Pavlov effect, a viral advert for Air New Zealand involving mountain bikes, and a picture from United Atheists of America asking “why radical Christians and radical Muslims are so opposed to each others’ influence when they agree about so many ideological issues”.
TV programmes liked by Hicks include The Atheist Experience, Criminal Minds and Friends, while he describes himself as a fan of Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason and Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.
Not that any of that equates to murder. No one attribute, hobby, skin tones or religion ever does…