Muslim Community of Knoxville reassures worshipers after New Zealand attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- In the wake of the horrific attacks in New Zealand, the Muslim Community of Knoxville reassured members of its security measures to keep worshipers safe.

"We want to assure our members and followers that MCK has security measures in place during jumu'ah, as well as at our weekend events," officials with the community said in a post to Facebook. "Thanks to all those in our Knoxville community who have already reached out to offer love, support, and help!"

The post went on to announce the weekend schedule of events around the area would go on as planned.

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.