(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/21/19) – Later today, Thursday, March 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a community safety webinar with a security expert in response to the recent terror attack on New Zealand mosques and the subsequent Islamophobic incidents in other countries, including the United States.
The webinar is offered free of charge and is open to staff and administrators at Islamic centers, mosques, Islamic schools, and other Muslim community institutions. During the webinar, a security expert will offer information about improving safety for both persons and property, as well as to answer questions from community leaders.
Topics to be covered in the webinar include:
- Basic information to prepare for various emergency scenarios
- Overview of how to receive services provided by DHS including:
- Training mosque leaders on responding to active shooter scenarios
- Mitigating vehicular attack threats
- Mitigating insider threats
- Assessing, developing and updating emergency plans and procedures relating to educational institutions
WHAT: CAIR To Hold Community Safety Webinar for Mosques, Schools, Other Islamic Institutions
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 8-9 p.m. ET
REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND WEBINAR: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/bf2d73acca9fc9c3d746f627e8486654
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The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” booklet. Advice offered in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.
The booklet may be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/BestSafetyPractices
CAIR plans to re-publish 3,000 hard copies of the booklet to send free of charge to mosques and Islamic institutions nationwide.
Community members are also being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: https://www.cair.com/report
CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. American Muslims and members of other minority groups are urged to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: https://www.cair.com/app
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.