We sincerest condolence for the victims- for every soul shall taste death but not in this horrendous cold blooded calculated manner at the expense of some sicko narcissism. Murders like these are condemnable and are reminiscent of Cain snuffing Abel's life just because he nurtured a sick resentment for his brother's well being and his goodly offering to God was accepted.
5:32 On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
We are living in trying times and the spiritual recourse aught to be highest in our agenda for with every muscle we build we must construct equally the tendons of the soul brighter and much more muscular. Religion is not and should not be any motivator for wanton violence and inhumane cyclic revenge.
13:28 "Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.
May Allah forgive the deceased brother and grant faith to his surviving relations. May Allah save ourselves from such sudden disasters and grant further guidance to our leaders as we grapple with such complex issues of social interconnectedness.
This is a huge colossal lost for humanity and the matrix of injustice that spirals our world today, reflected in the labyrinth of entertainment et al, is no satire or isolated joke but rebounds into the inner consciousness of karma- what happens to A has happened to B. The hurt of students and relatives at Blacksburg is the pain we all feel - as humanity is but a single body- the pain of the eye means the suffering of the hands too!
Must we give up? Absolutely not, for where there are Cains there will be Abels too and even Abrams.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. Martin Luther.