WASHINGTON: Condemning the killing of three Muslims in North Carolina as brutal and outrageous, U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun a probe into the murders.
“No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship,” he said in a statement, while condoling the loss of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Obama noted that the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders.
In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine whether federal laws were violated, he said amid worldwide focus on the brutal execution style killings.
“Michelle and I offer our condolences to the victims’ loved ones.”
“As we saw with the overwhelming presence at the funeral of these young Americans, we are all one American family.
Whenever anyone is taken from us before their time, we remember how they lived their lives and the words of one of the victims should inspire the way we live ours”.
“Growing up in America has been such a blessing,” Yusor said recently.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from.
There are so many different people from so many different places, of different backgrounds and religions but here, we’re all one.”