Friend of slain Muslim students rips GOP and Fox News: Stop dehumanizing Muslims

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Shafi Khan on CNN (Screenshot)

 Shafi Khan, a friend of the Muslim students shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, blasted Republicans and Fox News on Wednesday for demonizing people of the Muslim faith.

“Speaking as an American Muslim, I can tell you that we can’t deny there’s a sentiment in the community that we feel that we were being targeted for our faith,” he told CNN “There is certain sections of the media and political apparatus that are constantly demonizing Muslims. And I want to take a minute and ask people like Fox News and Bobby Jindal to stop the dehumanization of Muslims.”

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder Tuesday for the shooting deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21 and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.

“It’s really, really starting…

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