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Australian National Imams Council spokesman Bilal Rauf (photo) confirmed armed guards at schools and mosques

Senior Muslims call for armed guards outside mosques and Islamic schools to protect them from right-wing extremists

  • Australian Muslim leaders consider armed guards in schools and mosques
  • The Australian National Imams Council has confirmed that they are assessing security
  • Jewish schools in VIC and NSW have reportedly adopted armed guards in recent years
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Muslim leaders are calling for armed guards to be posted in mosques and Islamic schools to protect them from ongoing threats from extreme right-wing extremists.

The Australian National Imams Council wants to pay guards with guns to stand outside religious buildings because of threats from right-wing extremists.

ANIC spokesman Bilal Rauf said that Jewish schools and synagogues & # 39; quite rightly & # 39; had done the same throughout Australia for at least 10 years.

Australian National Imams Council spokesman Bilal Rauf (photo) confirmed armed guards at schools and mosques

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Australian National Imams Council spokesman Bilal Rauf (photo) confirmed armed guards at schools and mosques

The walls of a mosque (see photo) in Holland Park, Brisbane were made illegible with a swastika, the words & # 39; Saint Tarrant & # 39; - referring to the accused Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant - and & # 39; remove kebab & # 39;

The walls of a mosque (see photo) in Holland Park, Brisbane were made illegible with a swastika, the words & # 39; Saint Tarrant & # 39; - referring to the accused Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant - and & # 39; remove kebab & # 39;

The walls of a mosque (see photo) in Holland Park, Brisbane were made illegible with a swastika, the words & # 39; Saint Tarrant & # 39; – referring to the accused Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant – and & # 39; remove kebab & # 39;

In the same mosque (photo) worshipers were forced to lock themselves up after a man with a machete was seen in the neighborhood, while in Canberra the main mosque of the city was destroyed

In the same mosque (photo) worshipers were forced to lock themselves up after a man with a machete was seen in the neighborhood, while in Canberra the main mosque of the city was destroyed

In the same mosque (photo) worshipers were forced to lock themselves up after a man with a machete was seen in the neighborhood, while in Canberra the main mosque of the city was destroyed

& # 39; People with murderous designs have aggressively focused on mosques, synagogues and churches, because that's when worshipers are the most vulnerable with their backs to the backs & # 39 ;, Mr. Rauf said The Australian.

Mr. Rauf said that the increased security concerns were partly due to the attacks of the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand on March 15, when 51 Muslims were killed during Friday prayers.

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On September 11 this year, the walls of a mosque in Holland Park, Brisbane were made illegible with a swastika, the words & # 39; Saint Tarrant & # 39; – referring to the accused Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant – and & # 39; remove kebab & # 39 ;.

In the same mosque, worshipers were forced to lock themselves up after a man with a machete was seen nearby, while in Canberra the main mosque of the city was destroyed.

# It is reasonable to say that armed guards are an option, but we will work with the right authorities. Hopefully it won't get there, & # 39; said Mr. Rauf.

The ANIC has its own & # 39; safety and security committee & # 39; and hired security experts Joe Kabbara and Ahmed Homsi to advise them.

The Emanuel School in Randwick, Sydney (photo) has been using armed security since 2016

The Emanuel School in Randwick, Sydney (photo) has been using armed security since 2016

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The Emanuel School in Randwick, Sydney (photo) has been using armed security since 2016

Mount Scopus Memorial College (photo) in Melbourne confirmed that armed security is stationed on their campuses

Mount Scopus Memorial College (photo) in Melbourne confirmed that armed security is stationed on their campuses

Mount Scopus Memorial College (photo) in Melbourne confirmed that armed security is stationed on their campuses

In 2015, the largest Jewish school in Victoria, Mount Scopus Memorial College, placed guards with guns on their three campuses in Melbourne.

The college confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the guards are still working at the campsite.

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The Emanuel School in Randwick is said to have had armed guards on their campus since 2016.

Mr. Rauf said that the increased security concerns were partly due to the attacks of the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand on March 15, when 51 Muslims were killed during Friday prayers. Shown: accused shooter Brenton Tarrant

Mr. Rauf said that the increased security concerns were partly due to the attacks of the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand on March 15, when 51 Muslims were killed during Friday prayers. Shown: accused shooter Brenton Tarrant

Mr. Rauf said that the increased security concerns were partly due to the attacks of the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand on March 15, when 51 Muslims were killed during Friday prayers. Shown: accused shooter Brenton Tarrant

Gladys Berejiklian attends the Lakemba Mosque to show her support to the Muslim community after the terror attack of Christchurch

Gladys Berejiklian attends the Lakemba Mosque to show her support to the Muslim community after the terror attack of Christchurch

Gladys Berejiklian attends the Lakemba Mosque to show her support to the Muslim community after the terror attack of Christchurch

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