Masood Khan condemns killings of four Muslims in Albuquerque
Appreciates strong resolve of US leadership against such horrific hate crimes
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Ambassador Masood Khan has expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of four precious lives, at least one of them of Pakistani descent, in a recent wave of hate killings in Albuquerque.
The Ambassador has strongly condemned this hate crimes which appears to be targeted against the Muslims, as per public information.
Expressing his heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families, the Ambassador prayed for the departed souls and assured the families of all possible assistance from the Embassy and Pakistan Consulate in Houston at this difficult hour.
The Ambassador said we are thankful to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Governor New Mexico Michelle Grisham for their strongly worded statements denouncing these horrific incidents and assuring Muslim Community that such hateful attacks have no place in America.
“I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. While we await a full investigation, my prayers are with the victims’ families, and my Administration stands strongly with the Muslim community. These hateful attacks have no place in America”, tweeted President Joe Biden.
Vice President Kamala Harris, in her statement, termed these as “heinous attacks” and reiterated strong assurance of standing with the Muslim Community. “We remain clear that we stand with the Muslim community in New Mexico and around our country. Hate has no place in America”, Vice President of the United States said in her tweet.
Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham, in her tweets, said that the targeted killings of Muslim residents of Albuquerque was deeply angering and wholly intolerable.
She stated that she was sending additional State Police officers to Albuquerque to work in close coordination with APD (Albuquerque Police Department ) and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation ) to bring the killer or killers to justice – and they WILL be found.
She further added that “We will continue to do everything we can to support to the Muslim community of Albuquerque and greater New Mexico during this difficult time.
You are New Mexicans, you are welcomed here, and we stand with you.”
“The rising wave of hate and intolerance was not confined to any specific region but threatens across the globe. Strong resolve against such acts and effective measures to bring the perpetrators to justice would help stem the tide of such crimes and restore confidence of vulnerable communities”, said Ambassador Masood Khan.
The Pakistani envoy expressed the hope that New Mexico Police would undertake every possible measure to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.