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Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina

Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina

In early January, Amira Abu-Salha drove to her daughter Yusor's apartment to return her wedding dress. Yusor had just moved in with her husband shortly after their Dec. 27 wedding. Minutes after she parked, Abu-Salha said, she was accosted by an irate next-door neighbor who demanded she move her van. As a family friend, Imad Ahmad, later recalled, Yusor asked the man what her mother had done to so infuriate him. “Yusor told me he said, ‘I don't like the way you look,'” Ahmad said. After the encounter, Ahmad recalled, Yusor asked her husband: “Would he have done this if we were white?” Yusor later sent her husband a text, reminding him to tell...

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