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COMMUNITY SAFETY MANUAL A Guide to Prevention and Response in Emergency Situations

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Dear friends and colleagues, as-salamu’alaikum, helped along by biased comments in media that project an inaccurate image of Islam and Muslims. This has created an atmosphere of misguided ideas of self-righteousness and revenge. Even aside from the

The purpose of this manual is to provide safety and response guidelines for your institution and the harden the security of your mosque, and mentally, by training you to be prepared when an emergency happens. In order to best serve your needs, we have brought together information from many different Anti-Defamation League. tice the scenarios outlined in this manual. We have included a section on training towards the end of the manual. Additionally, we urge you to make this manual available on your website and to post relevant sections from it around your mosque. mosque is now and what can be done to make it safer. The next five chapters deal with different crimes prevent and prepare for these crimes and exactly what to do if these crimes happen. We have also

Toward the end of this manual, you will find a list of helpful law enforcement phone numbers. These numbers are for non-emergencies, and also in case you want to contact these agencies to ask questions, build working relationships with their leadership, or to schedule trainings. This manual should not be seen as the only source for information on how to prepare and respond to every disaster situation that might happen. Instead, your institution should work closely with CAIR-WA and law enforcement experts to determine what makes the most sense for your organization. We hope that this manual helps make your institution and the people who study or worship there feel wellprepared and more secure. Sincerely,

Erin Peña, Editor On behalf of the CAIR-WA Team 206-367-4081


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Erin Peña is a Government Affairs Intern with CAIR-WA. She is Erin Peña is a Government Affairs Intern with CAIRa senior at the University of Washington and is planning to WA. She is a senior at the University of Washington graduate this coming Spring with a Bachelor’s in International and is planning to graduate this coming Spring with a Bachelor’s in International Studies - Foreign Policy, graduation, she plans on joining the Peace Corps, followed by Diplomacy, Peace & Security. After graduation, she graduate school and a career in the Foreign Service. plans on joining the Peace Corps, followed by graduate school and a career in the Foreign Service. Erin is involved in the Dream Project at the UW, helping lowincome high school students to apply for college or other Erin is involved in the Dream Project at the UW, helpvocational training. Before entering university, she was heavily ing low-income high school students to apply for involved in the Girl Scouts, especially in teaching younger girls. college or other vocational training. Before entering university, she was heavily involved in the Girl Scouts, especially in teaching younger girls.

Danny Smithis was a full-time Summer Government Danny H. H. Smith a former full-time Summer Government Affairs Intern CAIR-WAHe during Summer, Affairs Intern at at CAIR-WA. received a BA2012. in inHe political received a BA in in political science from Brigham from Brigham Young University in August, 2011. He is science Young University August,at2011. is currently a Public a graduateinstudent the He Evans School of currently graduate student at theofEvans School of Public Affairs Affairs at the University Washington, pursuing a Masters in at theAffairs University of Washington, pursuing a Masters Public degree. His main area of study is US foreign in Public Affairstoward degree.the HisMiddle main area specifically East.of study is US policy, Danny hopes to work for the US State Department as a diploDanny hopestwo to years work for US State a mat. He spent on athe service and Department proselytizingasmission He spent years on a2006-2008. service andHe proselyfordiplomat. the LDS church in two Samoa from also spent mission theabroad LDS church in Samoa 2006twotizing months on a for study in China in 2011 from studying at the 2008.Affairs He alsoUniversity spent twoinmonths Foreign Beijing.on a study abroad in China in 2011 studying at the Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

Ricky W. Spruel was Affairs Intern Ricky William Spruel is a Government former Government AffairsatIntern at CAIR-WA during Rickyowner, is a small CAIR-WA. Ricky is aearly small2012. business and business provides fire - He protection services to restaurants in Western Washington. Western Washington. He has work also done human hasrants alsoin done human rights related for the Catholic rights related work for the Catholic Church through the Church through the University of Washington. University of Washington. Ricky graduated from the University of Washington in the Ricky the University ofInterdisciplinary Washington in Arts spring of graduated 2012 with afrom Bachelor’s degree in theSciences spring ofin2012 with aPhilosophy, Bachelor’s and degree in Interdisand Politics, Economics with a ciplinary Arts and Sciences in Politics, Philosophy, and minor in Human Rights. He takes a particular interest in policy Economics with a minor in Human He takes a and law, and follows state and federalRights. civil cases. particular interest in policy and law, and follows state and federal civil cases. information of agencies in this document was compiled by CAIR-WA ContactContact information of agencies in this document was compiled by CAIR-WA Volunteer Activists Volunteer Activists Davidand McDougall, Laura Helderop and Lemya David McDougall, Laura Helderop Lemya Ahmad. Cover illustration wasAhmad. designed by CAIRGraphic Design Intern Emily Marriott. Additional design by Mak Zuljevic.


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