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US President Joe Biden has condemned the killing of four Muslims in the US state of New Mexico.
The police believe that this murder may be due to hatred.
He said his administration is firmly on the side of Muslims and that such attacks and crimes have no place in the United States.
In a Twitter post on Sunday (August 8), Joe Biden said,
“I am outraged and saddened by the brutal killing of four Muslims in Albuquerque.”
- Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters last Saturday that a young man from the Muslim community was killed on Friday.
- The name of the victim and the circumstances under which he was killed have not been released.
- However, the three Muslims who were killed earlier were ambushed and shot at.
- And then this matter of ‘target killing’ against Muslims came up in the media and there was a strong reaction.
- Later on Sunday, US President Joe Biden said in a message on the social media platform Twitter,
- “I am angry and saddened by the horrific killing of four Muslims in Albuquerque.”
- “However, we await the full investigation and my prayers are with the families of the victims,”
- he added. My administration stands firmly with the Muslim community.
This despicable attack has no place in America
Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said Saturday that the latest murder is likely connected to three previous incidents.
Earlier, police in New Mexico said three other Muslim men killed in the state’s largest city in the past nine months appear to have been targeted for their religion or race.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a tweet late Saturday night that the targeted killing
of Albuquerque’s Muslim residents is deeply depressing and absolutely intolerable. He said he has deployed additional police officers to Albuquerque to investigate these incidents.
Media reports say two of the dead are members of the same mosque that was shot dead in Albuquerque in late July and early August.
Police said there was a “strong possibility” that the murder of an Afghan migrant in November last year was linked to other murders.