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Mariem Masmoudi, a Tunisian-American, received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate student in Islamic Studies at Columbia University and works at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)I was on the phone with a friend in his junior year at my alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, discussing his campus work and future goals, when his roommates relayed the news and he stopped, suddenly, and said: "Mariem, Deah and his wife were shot. They are dead."