My AmSpec colleague Aaron Goldstein asked yesterday "Would The Obama Admin Have Called An Attack on a Muslim Deli Random?"
Unfortunately, today Obama can actually answer almost that exact question given the news of the horrendous murder on Tuesday of three Muslim students by a man named Craig Hicks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Giving an honest answer in this case would put the administration in a tough spot: Based on his Facebook page, Hicks vehemently disliked Islam...but he also vehemently disliked any and every religion.
It would be most interesting if the administration tries to spin this as "anti-Muslim" when they wouldn't go anywhere near "anti-Jewish" or "anti-Semitic" regarding the Paris deli attack, not least because this attack seems as much anti-religion as anti-a-specific-religion.
A terrible day in Chapel Hill...