Saudi Arabia Condemns “Terrorist” Killing Of US Muslims

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has condemned the killing in North Carolina of three American Muslim college students as a “heinous terrorist” act, and called for respecting religious beliefs and halting incitement against Muslims.

The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency Sunday also condemned as a “terrorist” act the attacks that killed two people in Denmark, one at a panel discussion that included an artist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and the other outside a synagogue.

In neighboring Qatar, several thousand people held a march Sunday in the capital Doha in solidarity with the families of the North Carolina victims.

The victims’ relatives are pressing for hate-crime charges against avowed atheist Craig Hicks, and the FBI is also investigating possible motives. Local police say a parking dispute sparked the murders.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.