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NCSU to set up scholarship to honor Chapel Hill shooting victims

RALEIGH, N.C. –

North Carolina State University will announce a new scholarship program to honor three Muslim students who were murdered in Chapel Hill more than a week ago.

Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and Yusor Abu-Salha 21, both of Chapel Hill, and Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, were killed Feb. 10 at the Finley Forest Condominiums on Summerwalk Circle.

Barakat and Mohammad were recent graduates and newly-weds from N.C. State. Mohammad’s sister, Abu-Salha, was a current architecture student.

Barakat was in his second year of dental school at the University of North Carolina. Mohammad was set to attend the dental school in August.

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Saudi Arabia Says the Chapel Hill Shootings Were a ‘Terrorist’ Act

Thousands also march in Qatar to show solidarity with victims

Saudi Arabia has condemned the killing of three American Muslims in North Carolina as “heinous” and a “terrorist” act.

A statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday also called for an end to incitement against Muslims, the Associated Press reports.

On Sunday, several thousand people took part in a march in neighboring Qatar to show solidarity with the families of the North Carolina victims.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is made up of 57 Muslim countries, also expressed concern, saying the murders reflected “rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobic acts” in the U.

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