Türkiye condemns ‘serial’ killings of Muslims in US

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Türkiye’s presidential spokesman Kalin said the perpetrators of murders must be brought to justice as soon as possible.

Muslim men pray over the grave of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
Muslim men pray over the grave of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
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The spokesman for Türkiye’s president has condemned the killing of four Muslim men in the US city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“We are deeply worried about these serial murders,” Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter, underlining the need to shine a light on the killings and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice as soon as possible.

After a Muslim man was killed in the southern state of New Mexico on Friday, authorities said they were working to determine if his murder was linked to three others over the past nine months.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said the killing could be linked to three other Muslim men who were killed in “ambush-style shootings.”

‘Hateful attacks’ 

US President Joe Biden also condemned the killing of four Muslim men in the southern state of New Mexico.

“I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque,” Biden tweeted.

Noting that a full investigation on the matter is underway, he underlined that his administration strongly stands with the US Muslim community.

“These hateful attacks have no place in America,” Biden said.

While authorities reiterated a request for anyone with information on the killings to contact the police, it was reported that security measures were increased in certain areas of the city where the Muslim community resides.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organisation, increased a reward to $10,000 from $5,000 for information leading to the suspect or suspects related to the killings.

Albuquerque police official Kyle Hartsock said Thursday that the person or persons who killed the Muslims may be the same individual or individuals.

Source: AA

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