South Florida Muslims gather to mark end of Ramadan

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 11:40:17-04

Muslims in South Florida are observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended Tuesday evening.

Thousands gathered at the South Florida Fairgrounds Wednesday to join in communal prayer.
A member of the Council of Islamic Relations says in light of recent terror attacks, they have implemented safety training at 50 mosques throughout Florida.
The goal is to keep its members safe and to identify potential extremist behavior.

"They will approach that individual that has been identified with demonstrating a sign of extremism to address if you have any religious clarifications that need to be done, if you need psychological help," said Wilfredo Ruiz Council of Islamic Relations

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad.