6 Days After 3 Young Muslim Americans Shot ‘Execution Style,’ Indiana Governor Still Silent
A week ago, after three Manchester University students wane.com/2016/02/21/fatal-crash-in-grant-county-shuts-down-p, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) https://twitter.com/GovPenceIN/status/701473051175555072?ref his condolences. In December, after the San Bernadino shootings, Pence www.elkharttruth.com/news/indiana/2015/12/05/Pence-orders-fl in Indiana be flown at half-staff. And after last year’s https://twitter.com/govpencein/status/636566069944184832, the 2014http://www.wkow.com/story/27399940/2014/11/16/indiana-governor-mike-pence-troubled-by-news-of-peter-kassig of an Indiana aid worker by ISIS, and the November https://twitter.com/GovPenceIN/status/665342707988955137?ref, Pence quickly offered out his “thoughts and prayers.”
On Wednesday, police wishtv.com/2016/02/26/victims-found-in-fort-wayne-home-kille three Muslim American men dead in Fort Wayne, the victims of multiple “execution style” gun shots at a local hangout spot. According www.vox.com/2016/2/27/11126096/muslim-fort-wayne-execution-m, the victims, Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17, all were “members of a predominantly Muslim diaspora community whose roots are in Africa’s eastern Sahel region.”
While police have said they have “no reason to believe this was any type of hate crime, or focused because of their religion or their nationality whatsoever,” Islamophobia hate crimes www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hate-attacks-muslims-u-s-spike- in the United States. Pence, following the Paris attacks, www.21alive.com/news/local/Gov-Mike-Pence-joins-other-states to Syrian refugees entering the United States.
Indiana has among the nation’s https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/indiana/, receiving a www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/SCGLM-Final10-spre in a 2013 survey by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign. Since that time, Pence www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2014/03/26/pence-signs to allow guns even in school parking lots. Calling it “www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/27/gov_mike_pence_on,” he explained that “firearms in the hands of law abiding citizen’s makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe.”
These deaths came the same week as mass shootings in Kansas andhttp://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/02/27/3754494/mass-shooting-in-washington-state-ends-with-five-dead/.
As of Sunday morning, Pence’s official https://twitter.com/GovPenceIN, https://www.facebook.com/mikepence/, andhttp://www.in.gov/gov/newsroom.htm make no mention of the shootings.