Raleigh, North Carolina( CNN) On the house that Farris Barakat constructed, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. wrap around the hall overhang, as though they were protection against the outside world: “Darkness cannot drive off darkness; exclusively illuminated can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; merely enjoy can do that.”
In February 2015, Deah Barakat was shot down
along with his wife of six weeks, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan.
News of the triple butchery at a Chapel Hill apartment complex reverberated here and of all the countries as another speciman of hatred toward Muslims. A neighbour was charged with three counts of assassinate but not a hate crime
— sparking further resentment.
The demises pulled Farris from his life’s trajectory and defined him on one “hes not” anticipated.