By Bassel Barakat
Several Muslim organizations and community centers called for increased security Friday in Chicago area after mass shooting at two New Zealand mosque massacre.
The brutal attack left at least 49 innocent people dead.
“As the details of the story continue to develop, we urge all of our community members to be vigilant, especially while attending Friday prayers and for our mosques and center to take increased security precautions,” the Council on American Islamic Relations – Chicago said in a statement.
“The horrific active shooter scenario at a mosque is something we all pray never happens, there is no active intelligence that there is any immediate threat in the US. But we cannot be complacent,” CAIR-Chicago’s statement continued, urging mosques and worshipers to contact local law enforcement to ask for increased patrols, notify mosque leadership to raise awareness and general “keep an eye out” for any suspicious behavior.
At least 49 people have been killed and around 20 injured in a white supremacist attack at two mosques at 7 p.m. yesterday in New Zealand city of Christchurch which is considering to be the worst attack in the country’s history.