Gov. Rick Scott wants to set aside $1 million for security at Jewish schools following a wave of threats against Jewish institutions in Florida and across the country.
But while critics agree that security should be bolstered at Jewish schools, they want to know why the state isn't also making funding available to institutions affiliated with other threatened religious groups.
"We are so happy that an affected community such as the Jewish community is receiving that needed help," said Wilfredo Ruiz, the communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida. "However, we question the capacity of our governor to offer protection to all his citizens when he only caters exclusively to the Jewish community."