'No One is Taking Any Chances': US Mosques Hold Active Shooter Drills Ahead of Ramadan

The Muslim month-long holiday Ramadan is traditionally a time for reflection and celebration—and, in 2019, a time to take measures against active shooters. 

That’s the new reality in the U.S. for the American Muslim community, which has seen a spike in hate speech, threats, and attacks over the last three years. 

To deal with the increase in threats and attacks, Muslims across the U.S. are turning to active shooter training to deal with the danger. 

Reporting this week from The Washington Post and HuffPost details the situation these houses of worship find themselves in as they get ready for Islam’s biggest holiday. 

Per HuffPost

“With #Ramadan in full swing, no one is taking any chances,” said HuffPost reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz, who wrote the news site’s coverage.