StoryCorps on NPR shared a conversation between Yusor Abu-Salha, one of the students killed in Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., and her former third grade teacher, Mussarut Jabeen.
In fact, all three victims in the shooting — Abu-Salha, 21, her husband, Deah Barakat, 23, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19 — attended the Al-Iman School in Raleigh, N.C., where Jabeen taught.
When she spoke to StoryCorps in May, Abu-Salha said she knew she stood out as a Muslim in America.
“Growing up in America has been such a blessing, and you know, although in some ways I do stand out, such as the hijab I wear on my head, the head covering,” Abu-Salha said, “there’s still so many ways that I feel so embedded in the fabric that is, you know, our culture. And that’s the beautiful thing here, is that it doesn’t matter where you come from. There’s so many different people from so many different places of different backgrounds and religions, but here we’re all one, one culture.”