Police patrols increase around city mosques for Ramadan

BROOKLYN - ? The city is stepping up police patrols near mosques as Ramadan begins.

Ramadan is an Islamic month of fasting, prayers and spirituality. Police say they will step up presence near mosques to curb possible violence against Muslims.

Muslim residents say they welcome the increased patrols. However, many say they have not experienced any violence during this month.

Ramadan begins on Wednesday at sunrise.

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