Before the arrest, the media tackled the story with its usual Muslims are worried take and kept quoting the usual Islamist community leaders expressing fear and worry while mentioning the usual fictional upsurge in Islamophobia.
Readers and viewers were left to connect A to B and then to C. Except that A connected to I once again.
Who was going to stalk and kill specific Muslims in New Mexico? Much like the acid attacks on Muslim women in America, which the media also keeps spinning the same way, the answer is all too obvious. In bringing Afghan Muslims to America, we also bring along the culture and the various murderous feuds that come with it.
A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico’s largest city, police said on Tuesday.
After days bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter driven by anti-Muslim hate, police said on Tuesday they had arrested 51-year-old Muhammad Syed, one among the city’s Islamic immigrant community.
In a surprise twist, the man bites dog story turned out to be another dog bites man story.
Authorities said the killings may have been rooted in a personal grudge, possibly with intra-Muslim sectarian overtones. All four victims were of Afghan or Pakistani descent. One was killed in November, and the other three in the last two weeks.
That wouldn’t be shocking in a region and a culture where this sort of thing is the norm.
A search of the suspect’s Albuquerque home uncovered evidence that shows the offender knew the victims to some extent, and an inter-personal conflict may have led to the shootings, police said in a statement announcing the arrest.
Investigators are still piecing together motives for the killings of the four men, Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock of the Albuquerque Police Department said at a news conference.
In response to reporters’ questions, Hartsock said sectarian animus by the suspect toward his fellow Muslim victims may have played a role in the violence.
Just don’t say the I word.
What was the wonderful contribution to our diversity doing when he wasn’t killing other Muslims?
Syed has a record of criminal misdemeanors in the United States, including a case of domestic violence, over the last three or four years, Hartsock said.
Let’s bring 150,000 more.