Hat tips to Ted and Got News
I have stated my thoughts on the North Carolina murders very clearly and the below posting from Got News doesn't change those thoughts. However, there is a PR war raging over this, and it might do well to add this to the record. Got News is asking the question of whether victim Deah Barakat's views as reportedly expressed on Twitter may have been a factor in the dispute between him and the shooter Craig Hicks. I do not know the answer to that question.
The fact remains that this shooting cannot be justified based on what we know.
The same holds true in regards to the death of American citizen Kayla Mueller, who had been held captive by ISIS in Syria. We still don't know the circumstances of her death. It has been reported this week that Mueller had been active with the International Solidarity Movement, an insidious Palestinian creation that has drawn many young Westerners in their effort to delegitimize and ultimately destroy Israel. While I would be critical of that involvement, it is still a tragedy that the young woman fell victim to ISIS.