One Image Captures Loss in the Muslim Student Killings

By Aura Bogado Feb 11, 2015

Mohammad Alsalti is a student at the University of Cincinnati’s design school, but his family lives in Raleigh, N.C., close to where three Muslim students were shot and killed by a white gunman Tuesday evening. When he heard about what happened in Chapel Hill, Alsalti says he instinctively created a design that’s popping up all over social media today:

"First off, being a Muslim-American myself, this really hit home," wrote Alsalti in an e-mail to Colorlines. "And with [their] ages being so close to mine, 21, it could have easily been me."

You can check out more of Alsalti’s work on his site,, and on his Instagram page