By COLlive reporter
The Chabad-Lubavitch Security Commission, established by Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch after the Mumbai attack, has released a warning to Shluchim and directors of Chabad institutions.
Although they said they were not aware of any direct threat to Chabad institutions, Boruch Hashem, they “strongly suggest that you practice increased vigilance at time.”
The notice dated December 21, 2010 cited the heightened concern among law enforcement agencies across the world of a possible terrorist attack during the “holiday season.”
It has also been reported that the planned attacks could be “Mumbai?style.” It appears that this information is highly credible and should not be ignored.
The watchdog recommended some basic security measures. COLlive.com is publicizing a few of them for the many Shluchim couples, the bochurim and girls working at Chabad Houses and other institutions:
* Contact local law enforcement agencies and make sure that they are aware of your situation.
* Be cautious about what information you share with strangers or what others may overhear.
* Check for any suspicious activity on your website.
* Check for any suspicious packages at your location.
* Assure that you have caller ID on all phone lines (home and office). Any suspicious calls or inquires should be reported immediately to the authorities.
* If you have security cameras, make sure that they are fully functional and that the recording device is operational
* Do not divulge information such as center addresses, home addresses or event details to strangers.
If you experience any incident of concern or threat in your area please contact the commission at email@example.com.