World leaders offer support and fortify mosques after 49 are massacred in a terror attack targeting Muslims in New Zealand

The NYPD’s counterterrorism unit has positioned heavily armed officers outside a number of New York City mosques & religious institutions in response to the New Zealand terror attack, it said on Twitter.

“Please do not be alarmed of the increased presence. We are working closely w/ the community to keep you safe.”

On the Brian Lehrer radio show earlier this morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about how the city is increasing security at Mosques at places of worship in light of the New Zealand attacks. He also said there is no credible threat to New York City.

“We are immediately — the NYPD — is reinforcing Muslim community centers and mosques. So you’ll see a lot of NYPD presence. Of course, folks will be going to pray today. We want them to be supported,” he said.

Here’s what it looks like:

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NYPDCT/Twitter
NYPDCT/Twitter

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