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Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Stephen Hicks condemned all religions on Facebook prior to 'Muslim mass

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posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 05:58 AM
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The man arrested on suspicion of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina described himself as an “anti-theist” and criticised all religions online.
Police said 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks handed himself in to officers in Chapel Hill overnight in the wake of the deaths of 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.




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”.

Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Stephen Hicks condemned all religions prior to 'Muslim mass-murder' arrest

Looks like we found ourselves a little Atheist Extremist...
Sorry I meant lone-wolf nutjob...


Oh no, right the first time.

Lately I've been expecting something like this.
But that's irrelevant.

The Devil's in the works.


Tragic story.



RIP.




*Edit note: Title shortened to fit the border.*
edit on 11-2-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: Stated!

edit on 2/11/2015 by semperfortis because: Copy the EXACT Headline




posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:10 AM
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Clearly a case of an individual suffering from some kind of mental illness that led him to kill these three innocent people.

R.I.P



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Yup, there are militant atheists.

And some of them will end up doing some really stupid, and horrible stuff.

At least this one turned himself in.

~Tenth


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posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:16 AM
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Antitheism is not the same as atheism.

In case it matters.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

So true you can believe in God (like me) and be an anti theist.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Exactly!
One does not necessarily need to have a problem with religion to not believe in it.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:28 AM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Antitheism is not the same as atheism.

In case it matters.


I don't know if it does matter.



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.

Hicks’ pictures largely consist of images with text mocking religion and supporting atheism.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

It does matter.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: HarbingerOfShadows

Sure.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:19 AM
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Looks like some fuel for the religious crowd against atheists, as if there hasn't been enough killing in the name of atheism. He must not of had enough likes for his point of view I guess. Someone mentioned mental illness, I prefer evil.

IMO this is what happens when you remove religion and allow the government to dictate morality. Relativism is to blame where morality is discarded or when extremism erupts from any belief system. Sure, murder is unlawful, unless your the guys in power, what kind of example is that?



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Yeah, no doubt.

Hopefully there is no backlash for this.

The guys been charged, let the system do what it's supposed to do.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I must say to you Charlie, I had a bad first impression of you, but I find myself agreeing with you quite often. I'll be keeping an open mind and table my dislike for Islam when reviewing your posts in the future. To be completely honest with you, I had been involved in the LDS church from a young age and have a big problem with any one claiming to be the true prophet of God, I will be more respectful of moderate Islam and its people like you that gives me hope and have lightened my heart a bit. Thanks.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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RIP



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Thank you too Michigan.

The kind words are much appreciated.

The sceptical mind is usually the sign of a good person.
& people are more than entitled to have their opinion of whichever they choose.


I also understand that within the Islamic some would disagree with what I just said.
Some would probably bay for my blood as well.

So it's definitely understandable when people have the feelings you express.



It's only the broad brush tactics, or the "genocidal" opinions that get my goat.





posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs


Looks like we found ourselves a little Atheist Extremist...
Sorry I meant lone-wolf nutjob...

Oh no, right the first time.


Can't edit the OP to explain ^^^this^^^ was a failed attempt at satirical dialogue.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Exactly!
One does not necessarily need to have a problem with religion to not believe in it.


True. Many of us atheists are not anti-theists. We don't hate religion, we just have no use for it.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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Atheism, don't believe in any gods. Anti-theism, wants to destroy all religion. Simplistic sure, but not all atheists fall under anti-theism. Most atheists I have met simply don't care what you believe, as long as you aren't trying to impose it on them.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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Is this story running front line in the MSM?

I can't help but think if it was a Muslim killing Christians, the story would be pushed really hard.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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These militant atheistfascists are getting out of hand, why isnt the atheist community doing more to condemn these sort of attacks????
edit on 11-2-2015 by Dabrazzo because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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Wow one of the rare cases where the shooter didn't kill himself after he was done his rampage.

Should make an interesting courtroom case.

Gotta admit I'm curious why this guy only targeted Muslims when he was spewing "Anti-Religion" garbage on his facebook....



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