Social media users has been in uproar at the lack of media coverage given to the three Muslim black men who were killed ‘execution style’ in Indiana, America.
Their bodies were found on Wednesday 24th February according to local police reports.
People around the world have spoken out against the lack of importance given to the case by the Police and by the media.
3 young muslims killed execution style in fort wayne, indiana…but no one’s heard anything about that
— ? ? (@mattehattan) February 27, 2016
I’m from Fort Wayne and I didn’t even hear about this https://t.co/QirTzus1yj
— Laura Zweig (@ZwigZag) February 27, 2016
Where is the coverage on the three young Muslims shot execution style in Fort Wayne, Indiana? Where!!???
— Myjaedah Speaks (@myjaedah) February 27, 2016
The story began to gain more attention after well known figures started talking about it.
Some were angry about the lack of attention given to the case by the wider Muslim community, speculating that this might be due to the fact that the 3 young men were black.
A petition has been started urging authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
A heartbreaking and emotional post was shared by the sister of one of the boys who was murdered, describing how humble and loved he truly was.
The Janazah (Islamic funeral) of 2 of the 3 who were killed has now been conducted, people from all across the country attended to show their respects:
Omar Suleiman, a prominent Muslim scholar had some personal thoughts to share around the murders and the reaction from the community at large.
The hashtag #OurThreeBrothers is now being used to raise awareness:
— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) February 29, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the 3 brothers and families. May they be forgiven for any sins and may their families be given strength and patience through this testing period. Ameen
By Isa Toy Miah