- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The secretary-general of the United Nations and Jordan’s ambassador to the U.S. are joining others around the world in decrying the slayings of three young Muslims in North Carolina.

U.N. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that Ban Ki-moon was “deeply moved by the scenes of thousands of Americans coming together” at a funeral service Thursday. The spokesman said Ban believes the victims in Chapel Hill represented “the best values of global citizenship.”

Killed were 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat; his 21-year-old wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha; and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Police say the shootings stemmed from a parking dispute. The families say the accused neighbor disliked Muslims.

Jordan’s Embassy in Washington says that country’s ambassador visited the families Friday. Yusor Abu-Salha was born in Jordan, as were her parents.


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