Information from the brother of Prof. Richard T. Antoun (his photo above) indicates that he was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Binghamton NY, his wife is Jewish, contrary to what is written in the preface of his book, click here.
"Understanding fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish movements" - Google Books Result by Richard T. Antoun - 2008 - Religion - 191 pages. I attended Quaker meetings, the Lutheran church, and the Unitarian church, all without becoming a member. More recently I have been introduced to Judaism, particularly the Reform tradition, through my wife in a small city (Binghamton) in upstate New York. books.google.com.
Rosalyn, his wife, a 63-year-old employee of the Jewish Federation, said she prefers to go by Roz. Rich, too, preferred a nickname: Dick. They were married 17 years and spent all of them on Murray Hill Road, which runs adjacent to campus.
The murder suspect Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani (his photo above) was from Saudi Arabia and the victim Prof. Richard T. Antoun was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Binghamton NY.
It appears that Prof. Richard T. Antoun was murdered (stabbed 6 times) by Abdulsalam Alzahrani.
“It’s terrible and the most terrible thing is that this is happening more and more,” she said. “It’s happening like every other day. We’re seeing it all over the place.”
These are emails sent by Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani to the Israeli newspaper, Maariv:
I completly agree…even if these statements are made by the ugliest soul on earth, the soul of a quintessential sick animal-without-a-tail israeli orientalist…why should we be upset…we are people ruled by the most corrupted blood-sucking, sadomasachistic (sadist with us and masachist with their overseas lords), demented, ignorant and incapable gangs, deprived in body and mind, deformed in consciousness (we must erase this word from the Arabic dictionary…it is superfluous without a referent in the real world…our world)…
Now I have to say something to this idiot who said the Arabs are the grossest fuilure in the history of human beings. No failure equals the Israeli…your were f… up under a tolitarian rule in europe and the rule failed and you want to replicate it!!! how stupid is this? what failure is this?
Einstein himself refused to join you doomed enterprience and Freud himself thought that you were theafts sealing even the moral innovatons of other people even the hummus you have stolen, the land, the water, resources of Palistine…you are a bunch of psychopath theaves and murdurers…everyone is against you because of your unethical immoral criminal actions…you killed children!!! what else you want to be convinced that you are shame of humanity.
For more, see this.
Prof. Richard T. Antoun had a Christian Arab grand-father with his roots in Lebanon and a Catholic grand-mother on different sides of his family, his parents were married in a civil ceremony in Brazil and then in a Methodist Church when they came to the USA, he has had varied links to many religions including the Quaker and the Catholic Church.