ABQ Law Enforcement is on the Hunt for the Muslim Hunter(s).
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 8/6/2022 @ 6:00PM
Updated: 8/6/2022 @7:00PM
Naeem Hussain is the 4th Muslim man targeted and killed. Naeem was from Islamabad, Pakistan. He spoke Pashto and Urdu. He mostly hung out with our Afghan Community. He was martyred Friday evening in the Nob Hill area.
Downtown ABQ - ABQ Police flanked by numerous federal and local partners held a special weekend press conference this afternoon confirming that there have now been FOUR Muslim men killed recently throughout the metro. All have been killed late at night while they were alone. All victims were killed by firearms.
Police believe that all the incidents are connected in some way and they will assuredly be vigilant in their pursuit.
APD Police activity on scanners have also gone dark in an apparent move to conceal the tactics law enforcement will use to search for the killer or killers.
Moments ago Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham also announced that she will send additional state police Officers to Albuquerque after she learned another Muslim man was killed on Friday.
Gov. Lujan Grisham said in a press release today:
“I am angered and saddened that this is happening in New Mexico, a place that prides itself on diversity of culture and thought. This is not who we are,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We will not stop in our pursuit of justice for the victims and their families and are bringing every resource to bear to apprehend the killer or killers — and we WILL find them. In addition, we will continue to do everything we can to support to the Muslim community during this difficult time. As Mr. Assed of the Islamic Center of New Mexico said earlier today: hate will not win.”
Additional state police will be on patrol in Albuquerque, and they are working in close coordination with the Albuquerque Police Department and FBI to provide whatever support is necessary.
Albuquerque police today confirmed another Muslim man Naeem Hussain was killed last night (homicide #104 in our earlier report). Police believe the killing may be connected to the Monday shooting death of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, as well as the murder of Aftab Hussein on July 26 and Mohammad Ahmadi in November 2021.
Anyone with information on these crimes should call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.