Source: The Washington Post
Wajahat Ali, a prominent Muslim writer, summed up the feelings of many: “Our houses of worship are no longer safe places,” he said.
He had wondered about his friends bowing their heads in prayer at Friday worship and having to keep one eye on the door. He had heard from friends fretting about how to protect their children at what is supposed to be a time of communal prayer for Muslims. “Will we have to pack and carry? Am I supposed to hold my baby in one hand and have my other hand on a pistol in my belt? This is terrifying.”