BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Security has been increased at Baltimore area mosques as Ramadan gets underway.

A CAIR spokesperson told WJZ some mosques in the area are being patrolled by area police, while others are patrolled by private security.

Ramadan: A History

Increased patrols are normal when the mosques expect larger crowds for prayer.

Ramadan began Monday and will last one month.

It’s a time of fasting and reflection for Muslims across the world.

Learn more about Ramadan’s history here. 

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