US President Joe Biden expressed “sadness and outrage at the hate attacks” against Muslims in New Mexico.
“I am outraged and saddened by the horrific killing of four Muslims in Albuquerque,” he tweeted.
He added: “While we await a full investigation, I offer my prayers to the families of the victims and my administration stands firmly behind the Muslim community. There is no place in America for these hateful attacks.”
I am outraged and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslims in Albuquerque. While we wait for a full investigation, I pray with the families of the victims, and my administration stands firmly behind the Muslim community.
These hateful attacks have no place in America.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 7, 2022
New Mexico police are investigating a possible link between the murder of three Muslims this year and the murder of another Muslim last year, as more people condemn these racially motivated crimes.
Albuquerque police said in a statement that “the body of the fourth victim was found Friday night, Saturday.”
The police did not identify him, but said he was in his 20s and was a Muslim of “South Asian origin”.
“Investigators believe this killing may be linked to three recent killings of South Asian Muslim men,” the statement said.
Police confirmed that investigators are looking into whether the murders are connected to the Nov. 7, 2021 killing of an Afghan man in front of a company he runs with his brother in Albuquerque.
Police urged anyone with information to call a designated telephone line, noting that the FBI is assisting with the investigation.
Source: RT + US media