Mosques and predominantly African American churches face their own threats.
This is not the first council to address the issues. Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said he served under a previous Homeland Security advisory council during the Trump administration. He was also appointed to the new council.
“Part of the experience is understanding what other communities are going through,” said Al-Mayarati.
For example, not everyone will be served well by a large law enforcement presence, Pesner said.
“There’s a real danger of overpolicing and of policing in such a way that does harm to communities of color that have historically been on the wrong end of overpolicing,” Pesner said. “We have to be thoughtful and sensitive to all those who are suffering from violence and make sure policing and security are appropriate to the threat.”
The advisory council’s first meeting will take place online Oct. 6.
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