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Windsor Mosque leaders to meet with police about security after Quebec attack

High-ranking members of the Windsor Mosque are waiting to meet with police to discuss some concerns from its Muslim members.

Some in the Muslim community say they refuse to live in fear

Windsor's police chief Al Frederick speaks during a vigil for the six men killed in a mosque shooting in Quebec City. Hundreds attended the vigil outside of city hall on Tuesday. (Jason Viau/CBC)

Some Muslims in Windsor are feeling vulnerable after the deadly Quebec City mosque shooting, prompting a meeting with local police.

Maher El-Masri, chairperson of the Windsor Islamic Council, said the mosque is taking every precaution to ensure its congregation is safe.

"Thank goodness our fellow citizens, Windsorites, have come with the best of ways to support the Muslim community and that really help lower the apprehension of people," El-Masri said. "We feel more assured that we're among our bigger family of Windsor, but you never know."

A meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, but postponed due to a vigil held in honour of the six Muslim men who were killed in Quebec on Sunday. 

But not everyone in the Muslim community is feeling uneasy. Sami Habib, a Muslim man who attended Tuesday night's vigil in Windsor, said he isn't going to live in fear.

Sami Habib, said he refuses to live in fear after the deadly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. (Jason Viau/CBC)

"I don't feel afraid. I mean, whatever happens, happens. Eventually what we have to do is spread the right message," Habib said.

Officials with the Windsor Mosque hope to meet with the Windsor Police Service at some point on Wednesday.

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