A judge in North Carolina on Monday ruled that Craig Stephen Hicks can face the death penalty.
Hicks is accused of fatally shooting three young people two months ago near the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The victims were Muslim and their families are adamant that they were targeted because of their religion.
News coverage of the incident raised questions about how Islam is portrayed in the media.
Joining the conversation on how we talk about Muslim Americans is Ani Zonneveld, founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values, Mustafa Umar, director of education and outreach at the Islamic Institute of Orange County and Ali Haider Mir, former director of Muslim Student Life at the University of Southern California.