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Son linked to father’s alleged murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque ordered to remain in federal custody

  • Judge John Robbenhaar ordered Shaheen Syed, the son of Muhammad Syed, the 51-year-old man suspected of killing four Muslim men between November 2021 and August of this year, to remain in federal custody during a detention hearing in the U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday.
  • Prosecutors noted that the 21-year-old man was “a flight risk and a grave danger to the community" in the motion to detain filed last Friday, further noting that he also allegedly provided false information during questioning.
  • Investigators learned that Shaheen Syed and his father picked up a pistol and a rifle at a gun store in Albuquerque on July 15. Authorities later found the guns in the defendant’s home after the police executed a search warrant.
  • Shaheen Syed was arrested on Tuesday while already in custody and charged in a separate case for providing a false address when purchasing a gun in Florida in June 2021.
  • Muhammad Syed, who was arrested on Aug. 8, was charged with the July 26 murder of Aftab Hussein, 41, and the Aug. 1 killing of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27. He was also named the “primary suspect” for the murder of Naeem Hussain, 25, and Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, on Nov. 7, 2021.

The son of Muhammad Syed, the man suspected of killing four Muslim men between November 2021 and August of this year, was ordered to be kept in federal custody for allegedly making false statements to investigators regarding his father’s case.

Judge John Robbenhaar determined there was enough evidence to hold Shaheen Syed in federal custody, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Scott Howell said during a detention hearing in the U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday.

Police arrest ‘primary suspect’ in the killings of 4 Muslim men in Albuquerque

  • Muhammad Syed, 51, was arrested on Monday night as the “primary suspect” in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Syed drove a Volkswagen Jetta that investigators believe was the vehicle used in at least one of the killings. Police also said they recovered multiple firearms from his home.
  • Police also found evidence that Syed knew all four victims to some extent and are currently investigating whether an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings.
  • Syedwas charged with the homicides of Aftab Hussein on July 26 and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain on Aug. 1.
  • Detectives are still working on potential charges for the 2021 killing of Mohammad Ahmadi and the Aug. 5 killing of Naeem Hussain.

Police have arrested the “primary suspect” in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Muhammad Syed, a 51-year-old man from Afghanistan, was arrested on Monday night while he was heading east on Interstate 40. He was charged with the murders of two of the Muslim men, according to the Albuquerque police.

Unresolved killings of 4 Muslim men in Albuquerque leaves local community on high alert

  • The deaths of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27; Aftab Hussein, 41; Naeem Hussain, 25; and Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, have alarmed members of the local Muslim community in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Albuquerque police have started investigating links between the four killings, which all involved victims of Muslim and South Asian descent.
  • As the murders remain unsolved, many members of the local Muslim community are opting to stay indoors.
  • On Sunday, U.S. President Joe Biden denounced the killings, writing on Twitter that “these hateful attacks have no place in America.”
  • Investigators said they are now on the lookout for a vehicle that they suspected was linked to the crimes: a dark gray or silver four-door Volkswagen, possibly a Jetta, with tinted windows.
  • To speed up the investigation, the local Crime Stoppers Board has increased the reward for any relevant information that could lead to an arrest to $20,000.

The deaths of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose killings are now believed to be linked, have caused a panic among members of the local Muslim community.

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27; Aftab Hussein, 41; and Naeem Hussain, 25, were killed within a span of two weeks, while Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, died in a shooting back in November 2021.

Muslim mayor, all-Muslim city council elected in Michigan in national first

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A city in Michigan made history last week after it elected the U.S.’ first-ever all-Muslim city council led by a Muslim mayor.

Who they are: Adam Albarmaki, Amanda Jaczkowski and Khalil Refai won Hamtramck’s City Council election on Nov. 2. They will join current council members Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Alsomiri. All six individuals identify as Muslims. Amer Ghalib, who was elected mayor, is also Muslim.

Arabic architecture of mosques in China are being altered in an effort to make them more ‘Chinese’

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The Chinese government has removed domes and other Arab-style characteristics from mosques in Xining, a city in Qinghai Province, China, as part of its current “sinicization” campaign.

What’s happening: The Dongguan Mosque, a 700-year-old mosque in Xining known for its green-and-white dome, has had its dome and two prominent minarets removed, according to WION.

Taekwondo athlete is fighting the US Olympic Committee for her right to represent Haiti in Tokyo

A teen athlete claims the U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to stop her from representing Haiti for the Tokyo Olympics.

Taking a dream away: Taekwondo athlete Aliyah Shipman, who has been fighting and winning medals for the Haitian Taekwondo Federation for the last two years, said that U.S. Olympic officials are now questioning her eligibility and background, reported WRLN

#DelhiIsBurning Trends as Violence Spreads in India Over Anti-Muslim Citizenship Law

Riots have gripped the Indian capital of New Delhi over a law that grants citizenship for illegal immigrants from neighboring Muslim-majority countries — as long as they are not Muslim.

The violence, which coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit, broke out between those in favor and those against the law in the streets northeast of the city. The riots led to the deaths of at least 43 people since Sunday.