Following an incident at Canada’s largest modern Orthodox synagogue, which included hooded individuals photographing the synagogue and yelling threats, it is imperative that all synagogues take strong measures to upgrade their security.
Equally important, CUFI Canada has reached out to churches and religious schools across the country to alert them of the incident, and at the same time to encourage them to seriously plan to introduce appropriate security measures for their places of worship and study.
Churches have long been the target of radical Islam throughout Africa and the Middle East, and as Canada has always been listed as a potential target for these radicals it is imperative that a higher sense of security and awareness be imparted to churchgoers.
CUFI Canada has undertaken to provide expertise, guidance and advice which will include working with the various police forces and national security agencies to ensure that churches be provided with the appropriate security measures necessary.
There is no room for complacency in Canada. Our Prime Minister has cautioned Canadians that we must be on the alert and be proactive when it pertains to security and safety vis-à-vis radical jihadists. We are calling on churches who may be soft targets to reassess their security protocols.
Church leaders are invited to contact CUFI Canada’s CEO who has extensive experience in working with organizations relating to security. He can be contacted at [email protected]