More from ATLAS SHRUGS retrieved by Pat Darnell
Another Day, another Murder... Is this one a Hate Crime, like it smells???
By WBNG News | Story Created: Dec 4, 2009 at 2:31 PM EST (Story Updated: Dec 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM EST )
Antoun, who had lived on Vestal’s Murray Hill Road for a number of years, is a published author who has written several books. He published the book Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements
His scholarly interests center on comparative religion and symbolic systems, the social organization of tradition in Islamic law and ethics, the sociology of dispute with respect to tribal law in the Middle East, local-level politics, and the impact of transnational migration on education, work, and cultural change.”
The attack comes nearly eight months to the day 13 people were massacred by a single gunman at the American Civic Association in Binghamton. It also extended BU’s string of misfortune.
In the past year and a half, the university has endured:
- the near-death beating of one of its students and the flight to Serbia of one of the alleged assailants — former BU basketball player Miladin Kovacevic;
- a sexual harassment suit brought by one of its employees;
- the legal and off-the-court troubles that dismantled the basketball team;
- and an ongoing SUNY investigation.
Antoun was rushed from the building on a wheeled stretcher and loaded into a Harpur’s Ferry ambulance that was parked on a walkway outside the building.
BU President Lois DeFleur condemned the slaying as “an act of senseless violence.”
She [LeFleur] said counselors would be on duty at the University Counseling Center until 8 p.m., or by calling (607) 777-2772. Counselors will also be available throughout the weekend by calling 777-2393.
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