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CAIR-Florida is Offering Active Shooter Training at No Cost to Florida Synagogues, Temples, and Churches

(Miami, FL, 10/30/2018) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is offering active-shooting training to Florida Synagogues, Temples, or Churches cost-free upon request. All CAIR-Florida’s safety trainings are offered by law enforcement professionals.

Nezar Hamze, CAIR-Florida Operations Director, stated, “It is imperative that the Florida community immediately take action to worship freely and safely. CAIR-Florida encourages all religious institutions statewide to consider instituting additional safety measures in response to the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh.

 “CAIR-Florida urges all Florida 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.”

A hard copy of the booklet may be requested through CAIR’s website at:

It may also be accessed online at:

Any place of worship or organization interested in scheduling safety training sessions with CAIR-Florida, please contact Wilfredo A. Ruiz, Communications Director, 954.272.0490, Ext. 130 or


CAIR-Florida’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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