CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There is extra security at Charlotte's Islamic Center where they are frightened and concerned about what's happening in the middle east.
The Friday service is packed - as always - at Charlotte's Islamic center and today has taken on new meaning.
Spokesman Jibril Hough said, ”Theirs actually been a call nationwide for our Friday sermons to focus on current events, especially what’s happening and Libya now looks like its spreading to other Muslim countries.
Tensions have erupted at American embassies in the middle east in recent days -- Muslims angry over an American made movie they say is blasphemous.
Earlier this week the U.S. ambassador to Libya was among four people killed at the consulate in Benghazi during an attack.
Here in Charlotte - the Islamic centers spokesman says they are on high alert.
“We’ve had a lot of outrage geared towards the Muslim community prior to what has just happened.
Now couple that with this and there’s even more reason to be on guard,” he says.
Hough says he too is troubled by what he's seeing around the world.
“People are reacting because of emotion because of a film does nothing for the Islamic cause, our prophet would not react in such a way. There is no way I can describe or justify the reaction were seeing around the Muslim world,” Hough said.