As the details of the horrific mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, continue to develop, we urge all of our community members to be vigilant, especially while attending Friday prayers and for mosques and centers to take increased security precautions.
CAIR is urging all houses of worship to take extra security precautions using its “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” booklet. The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to religious institutions of all faiths.
“American Muslims share the same values and freedoms that we all cherish, knowing that we are all in this together,” said CAIR spokesperson Arsalan Bukhari. “All Americans deserve the right and freedom to worship in their own way, free of threats or violence.”
A hard copy of the booklet may be requested HERE.
It may also be viewed at: http://www.cair.com/CAIR_Mosque_Safety_Guide.pdf