HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for more police protection around mosques in the state. The council also wants Muslim community leaders to review security protocols.
The requests follow an incident in Meriden where shots were fired at a mosque there.
CAIR-CT Director Mongi Dhaouadi says “We are extremely concerned about these latest developments in our state and about a growing trend of hate crimes against Muslims and mosques around the country. Law enforcement has a duty to protect residents and to keep houses of worship safe from these attacks.”
The council is planning meeting with Muslim leaders and communities to discuss safety measures and to hear their concerns.