Council member Will Jawando sent out a letter to the Montgomery County Police Department requesting increased security in Mosques for Ramadan to which the Muslim Community has responded.
Turfail Ahmad, the chairman of the Montgomery County Muslim Foundation, expressed not only his support for Council Member Jawando’s letter, but also his concern for Sunday May 5th, the start of Ramadan.
“Muslims are really scared what has happened in New Zealand and in Pittsburgh and in California. So what should they do? Go to the mosque where a lot of people come and congregate there?”
Council Member Jawando who has Muslim heritage says the Montgomery County Police Department should be making the appropriate measures to make residents feel safe. “We understand, we are looking out for you and we are going to be monitoring.” Jawando said.
The Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement yesterday saying that they will not disclose what security measures will be taking place but those who go to places of worship should feel safe and protected by the steps the department is taking.