Mosques Ask for More Police Patrols, Warn Members to Be Vigilant After Fort Hood Rampage

November 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

U.S. mosques fearful of a backlash after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas are stepping up security.

The man accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, Texas in a rampage that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded is Muslim.

A board member at All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Va., contacted local police to ask for extra patrols. Friday is Islam's main communal prayer day.

See also: Islam