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Biden denounces killings of four Muslims in US city



President Joe Biden on Sunday deplored the killings of four
Muslim men in New Mexico, which police say may be linked, Trend reports citing
Al
Arabiya
.

“I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four
Muslim men in Albuquerque,” the US president said on Twitter.

“While we await a full investigation, my prayers are with the
victims’ families, and my Administration stands strongly with the
Muslim community. These hateful attacks have no place in
America.”

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, said Saturday
they are investigating the murders of three Muslim men that they
now suspect are related to a fourth homicide from last year.

The Albuquerque police department said in a statement they had
discovered the latest victim overnight Friday.

His body was discovered near a Lutheran Family Services office
that provides assistance to refugees, TV station KOB4 reported.

Police did not identify the man but said he was in his mid-20s,
Muslim and “a native from South Asia.”

“Investigators believe Friday’s murder may be connected to three
recent murders of Muslim men also from South Asia,” the statement
said.

Two of the previous victims were Muslim Pakistani men, a
27-year-old whose body was found on August 1 and a 41-year-old who
was found on July 26.

Detectives are now investigating whether these murders are
connected to the death of a Muslim man from Afghanistan who was
killed on November 7, 2021, outside of the business he ran with his
brother in Albuquerque, the statement said.

The police urged anyone with information to call a tip line and
said the FBI was assisting with the investigation.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed outrage at
the killings, calling them “wholly intolerable,” and said she was
sending additional state police officers to Albuquerque to aid in
the investigation.

She said she was sending additional state police officers to
Albuquerque to help with the investigation.

“We will continue to do everything we can to support to the
Muslim community of Albuquerque and greater New Mexico,” she
said.



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