Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha lost two daughters in an apparent hate crime—then had to defend his own religion before Congress.
Abu-Salha’s children Razan, Yusor, and Yusor’s newlywed husband Deah were killed in their home in 2015 by a man who had been harassing them.
Despite the hearing being on white nationalism and hate crimes, many questions for the doctor did not relate to his loss, but were instead about his religion and whether he taught his children to hate other religions.
Many viewers were outraged that he was even asked the questions.
“I second Congressman has now asked the only Muslim person on the panel whether Muslims hate Jews,” tweeted JJ MacNab. “This is a hearing on white supremacist violence.”
“My blood is boiling envisioning Dr. Abu-Salha being disrespected in the hearing on white nationalism,” Mohammad B tweeted. “That family has been through so much. Have some courtesy and respect.”