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Albuquerque Muslim community fights to keep serial killer suspect in jail

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Albuquerque's Muslim community is fighting to keepthe suspect in prison for the murder of four Muslim men. 

Muhammad Said, an Afghan refugee who has been in the United States for five years, is suspected of killing four people between November and August. 

Syed is suspected of murdering four people, but he has only been charged with two murders: Aftab Hussein (July 26). 41) and he is the shooting death of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain (27) on August 1st. 

He is the prime suspect in the murders of Mohammed Zahir Ahmadi, 62, last November and Naeem Hussein, 25, on August 5.

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Muhammad Syed, 51, was taken into custody Monday and faces charges in two of the deaths and may be charged in the others. 

Muhammad Saeed, 51, was taken into custody on Monday and charged with two deaths, with possible other charges.  (Albuquerque Police Department via AP)

According to the criminal complaint, police believe the bullet casing found in Sayid's car It was used in two murders that it determined were consistent with the caliber of the weapon being used.

They also found that the shells at the crime scene were linked to guns found in Sayid's home and his car.

According to Ahmad Ased, director of the Islamic Center in New Mexico, Albuquerque Muslims were wondering why the man was killed and more attacks were planned.

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Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, left, speaks at a news conference to announce the arrest of Muhammad Syed. 

Arrest Muhammad Said Ahmad Asedo, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico (left), speaks at the press conference to announce the announcement.  (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

"I don't know much about the motive. Or were there more victims on the radar," Assed said. He cites a 2020 surveillance video of the alleged mutilation as the reason he remains in prison. The slashing victim refused to press charges, but her brother-in-law, Muhammad Zahir Ahmadi, was shot dead in November.

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Saeed was also accused of domestic violence cases with his son, wife and future son-in-law, according to court documents. has since been withdrawn.

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, was a planning and land use director who was murdered in August.

Muhammad Afzal Hussein, aged 27 in August Killed use supervisor. (City of Espanola via AP)

This Afghan refugee was arrested Monday while parked more than 100 miles from his home. , denied involvement in his crime. Said claimed that out of fear of his murder, he had driven to Houston to build a new life for his family. 

His family told reporters that Saeed had previously worked as a truck driver, but he had not been employed for a long time.  According to the criminal complaint, Saeedclaimed to have fought the Taliban.

A Muslim man praying on Sunday at the Islamic Center of New Mexico after the fourth Muslim man was murdered in Albuquerque.

her fourth in Albuquerque New She Islam Center in Mexico after a Muslim man was murdered. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)


Syed appears in court on Monday, and a judge will consider prosecutors' motions to hold Syed without bail pending trial.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.