Faith Associates and Mosque Security Welcome Government Funding for the Protection of Places of Worships

Faith Associates and Mosque Security are delighted to announce the receipt of £117 million in government funding to enhance the protection of mosques, Muslim faith schools, and community centres across the UK for the next four years.

We echo the remarks of Home Secretary James Cleverly who has said: “Anti-Muslim hatred has absolutely no place in our society. We will not let events in the Middle East be used as an excuse to justify abuse against British Muslims.” This funding is pivotal in protecting places of worship from potential threats.

The concerning rise of Islamophobia within the UK, which has dramatically increased since October 7th, has made mosques, madrassahs, and Islamic centres increasingly vulnerable to attacks and hate crimes. These acts of violence leave worshippers and congregations fearful, especially during significant periods of worship such as Ramadan. This substantial investment is crucial for ensuring that places of worship are safe and secure environments for all worshippers.

Faith Associates, through Mosque Security, has a longstanding history of supporting these places of worship in understanding the risks and preparing to deal with attacks, should they occur.

We believe this investment should focus on crucial areas such as training and the development of bespoke protocols to protect these facilities more effectively. Mosque Security has developed specialized security protocols that enhance the protection of mosques and Islamic centres, ensuring the safety of all who use these facilities. This includes specialized assessments, a tailored training programme, and bespoke volunteer services.

Mosque Security understands the specific safety needs that must be tailored to the individual requirements of each place of worship, ensuring that our efforts are truly effective in protecting people. Our role is essential in ensuring that mosques and Islamic centres train volunteers and establish systems to prepare, plan, and respond to potential incidents in ways that are best suited to their physical infrastructure and volunteer or staff capacities.

We urge the government to utilize this crucial funding to invest in long-term solutions and protocols that will safeguard the Muslim community in the UK for generations to come.

Mosque Security and Faith Associates

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