Ummah T&T The Muslim Federation is demanding that government give all religious organisations concessions to import surveillance equipment to monitor people entering and exiting houses of worship.
Imam Rasheed Karim, the head of the organisation made the call on Monday at a news conference at Greenidge Street, Felicity.
Speaking days three days after the shooting death of Haniff Mohammed last Friday at the Junon Street Mosque, Karim said worshippers are very cautious when attending and leaving houses of worship.
Karim said government expends billions of dollars to the Ministry of National Security and the crime problem is still rising.
He said a high definition camera system would give houses of worship the edge.
However, Karim said these systems can be costly and some bodies may not be able to afford it unless they undertake extensive fund raisers.
With over 100 mosques in the country, Karim said the Muslim Federation wants to have discussions with the government.
He said the Muslims in T&T are a minority and are worried that their rights to have freedom of worship being taken away.
“People are afraid to worship because of the high level of crime,” Karim said.
Reporter: Shastri Boodram