Cal State San Bernardino

CSUSB professor explains criteria to determine if killings of Muslim American students was hate crime

In The Huffington Post, CSBS Professor, Brian Levin, Director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism discussed the recent horrific killings of three Muslim-American university students near the University of North Carolina. He wrote: "Initial police statements citing a dispute over a parking space as a potential motive were subsequently expanded to include a possible bias motive as well."
Three young lives gone: Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Levin also noted that "under Federal Bureau of Investigation data-collection guidelines, a bias motive need not be the sole reason for an attack to be classified as a hate crime."
The article was published Feb. 11, 2015.
Read the complete article at "Motive sought in horrendous killings of Muslim students."