Report: Police identify suspect in Muslim killings as fellow Muslim

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This photo released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by the Albuquerque Police Department shows Muhammad Syed. Syed, 51, was taken into custody Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in connection with the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, over the last nine months. He faces charges in two of the deaths and may be charged in the others. (Albuquerque Police Department via AP)

This photo released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by the Albuquerque Police Department shows Muhammad Syed. Syed, 51, was taken into custody Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in connection with the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, over the ... more >

By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Updated: 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Police have identified the man arrested in two of a string of killings of Muslim men in the past year — another Muslim.

Muhammad Syed, 51, has reportedly been charged with murder in the deaths of two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

According to a report in the Daily Beast, the killings were motivated by Mr. Syed, a Sunni Muslim, becoming enraged over his daughter marrying a Shiite Muslim.

“The offender knew the victims to some extent, and an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings,” police wrote in a press release cited by the Daily Beast.

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