This young girl, her husband and her sister were killed recently by a neighbor. The inquest is not over so we don’t know yet if this was a hate crime against Muslims or a neighborhood killing. Either way, their deaths are a sad blow to the community of Chappel Hill they belonged to.
Yusor Abu-Salha had spoken in an interview of what being an American women felt like for her. Here are extracts of this interview:
This 18 year old girl with a hijab is an Egyptian rapper. She wants to show that Rap is not just for American males talking about sexy girls, crime and money. She has a message to offer and she thinks girls should make themselves heard…
Malala Yousafzai, the girl who fights for girls’right to education, who was shot by Talibans last year and survived the attacks, is interviewed about the 250 Nigerian girls who have recently been abducted.
“Girls in Nigeria are my sisters, and it’s my responsibility that I speak up for my sisters…A girl is a human being, and no one can deny the rights of a girl…These terrorists are afraid of women, and that’s why they are kidnapping women. So, in my opinion, the international community needs to stand up. Because if we remain silent, this will spread and this will happen more and more…The best way that we [can] protect ourselves is [when] we speak up.”
She says that the group Boko Haram, which kidnapped these girls in Nigeria, does not understand Islam.
“They are extremists, they are abusing the name of Islam, because they have forgotten that Islam means Peace… I think they haven’t studied Islam yet, they haven’t studied Quran yet, and they should go and they should learn Islam.”
— Malala Yousafzai, to CNN, on the #BringBackOurGirls movement.
You can watch a video of Malala’s interview here:
From TV show “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”