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MUSLIM AMERICANS RAISE OVER $91K TO REPAIR VANDALIZED HEADSTONES IN JEWISH CEMETERY

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Reuters News is reporting that after more than 170 headstones were intentionlly toppled or damaged at the century-old Chesed Shel Emeth Society Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, Muslim Americans raised over $91,000 to repair them.

The attack on the Jewish cemetery comes amid a spate of anti-semitic acts across the country, including bomb threats at Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League's national headquarters in New York City.

The fundraising effort was championed by Linda Sarsour, a liberal political activisit and one of the organizers of the Women's March on Washington, and Tarek El-Messidi, director of Celebrate Mercy, a non-profit organization that teaches the public about the prophet Mohammad, the founder of Islam.

As of Wednesday, February 22, they had raised $91,583, with more than 3,000 people donating.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-cemetery-idUSKBN16129D?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58ae2e3a04d301768c4ba116&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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