Why suspect identity caused more pain

Muslim killings in Albuquerque: Why suspect identity caused more pain

Muslims in Albuquerque, New Mexico were fearful of a Islamophobic serial killer after four people were killed. Instead, they’re coping after police arrested one of their own.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It’s sometimes a home away from home for Muslim students. Other times, it’s a refuge for those fleeing conflict on the other side of the world.

For years, New Mexico’s largest city has operated as an unobtrusive enclave for thousands of Muslims. Albuquerque’s close-knit Islamic community boasts an informal network of imams who help newcomers assimilate to the U.S. and offer a welcome to a diaspora of people from different backgrounds and countries. 

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