CAIR-Kentucky offers houses of worship booklet outlining stepped-up security measures
(LEXINGTON, KY, 10/27/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Kentucky Chapter (CAIR-KY), Kentucky’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (ISCK), an organization of Central Kentucky Islamic Leaders, today expressed their condolences to and support of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, nationwide and locally following a deadly attack on a synagogue in that city.
In a statement CAIR-KY and ISCK said:
“On behalf of CAIR-Kentucky and the Muslim Community of Central Kentucky (ISCK) we express our sincere condolences to the Pittsburgh Jewish community and to the American Jewish community at large for the tragic loss of life following the horrific events that took place in a Pittsburgh Synagogue today.
“In Lexington we are blessed to have opportunities, through CAIR-Kentucky’s work, and through other interfaith activities and initiatives, to regularly meet and break bread with our Jewish neighbors; and we reject any language or action that jeopardizes the freedom of the Jewish community here, or anywhere in America, to worship in safety and without fear. As leaders of the Central Kentucky Muslim community, we stand with our Jewish neighbors and express our support of their right to worship in peace and safety.”
CAIR-Kentucky is urging all houses of worship and all faith-based and advocacy organizations in Kentucky to take extra security precautions as outlined in its "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety" booklet. The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (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.