America, which has dazzled the world with its progress, is now going through a period of religious hatred after being trapped in racial discrimination for decades. Hate against the Muslim community is increasing in America. Recently, people are in panic after the murder of four Muslim youths in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a population of 5.5 million. Three of these youths have been murdered in two weeks. The Muslims here are locked in their apartments along with the family and are not even coming to the balcony of the houses.
Those who regularly go to the mosque have left their jobs, who used to work in night shifts. Many people along with their families have gone to their acquaintances in other parts of the country. The Islamic Center has advised its 2500 members to stay indoors as much as possible. If you have to go out, go out with someone. The four killed were linked to the Islamic Centre.
Last year the woman had fired
They had gone from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Last year too, a woman had opened fire on the Islamic center. No one has been arrested so far in the new case, but the administration believes that Muslims are being targeted. Professor Bren Levin of the University of California says – Hate and violence against Muslims in America has increased by 20% in 2021. This year also it has increased by 4.7%.
One Pakistani among the dead
The first murder in Albuquerque was that of 62-year-old Mohammad Ahmadi in November 2021. He was killed outside his shop. Altaf Hussain came to study here from Pakistan 8 years ago. In 2017 his brother also came here. Both used to go to the library at night, drink coffee in the evening. Never felt scared. His brother was shot on Friday.
So many bullets that it was difficult to even recognize him. Mohammad Imtiaz Hussain, 41, is unable to even go to his car parked outside the house. They are also afraid to go outside to water the plants. His children do not allow him to leave the house. Last week his brother Afzal Hussain was shot.
Anger against Muslims flared up in America after the 9/11 attacks. Muslims make up the largest portion of the US population after Christians and Jews. In 2017, the Muslim population in the US was about 3 million, which is 1.1% of the population here.
All the councilors and mayors of the city of Hamtrac were elected American-Muslim
On the other hand, about 30 languages are spoken in Hamtrac, Michigan, spread over 5 square miles with a population of 28 thousand. It is the only city in the country where more than half the population is Muslim. All the councilors, including the mayor of this city, are American Muslims. This is the first time in US history. The city has a large population of immigrants from Arabia and South Asia. People especially from Yemen and Bangladesh live in this city in large numbers.