Open Season: Muslims Under High Alert Following UNC Murders

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DALLAS-It was a crime that shocked a campus and rattled the Muslim community.

Three Muslim students were shot and killed Tuesday, execution style near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The accused gunman is 46-year-old Craig Hicks.

As prayer vigils are held around the nation, in North Texas, our local Muslim community gathered in Dealey Plaza to honor their fellow brother and sisters in faith.

"It is causing a lot of fear especially on the college campuses, a lot of students especially those that are visibly Muslim, are a lot more concerned than they normally would be," said Alia Salem, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Cops are still trying to figure out what triggered the violent shooting, but many believe the students were targeted because of their beliefs and some are even calling it a hate crime.

In the days following the UNC murders, other crimes against Muslims have been reported.

On Friday, Houston fire crews responded to an early morning fire at this Islamic center. No word yet what sparked the blaze.

But not all stories you heard this week turned out to be true.

Case in point: a UT Arlington Muslim student claimed a man followed her and threatened her at gunpoint Wednesday morning.

But once cops dug a little deeper, she was busted in a lie.

But back in Dallas the Muslim community says they are on alert. The message out Dealey plaza on Friday was clear, we are all one.

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