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Muslims Are Raising Money to Fix a Jewish Cemetery That Was Vandalized

Earlier this week, vandals destroyed more than 170 headstones at a Jewish cemetery outside St. Louis. The vandalism comes as dozens of Jewish community centers around the country receive threats of violence as a part of a disturbing rise of anti-Semitism.

However, in St. Louis, one group is making a statement and standing with the Jewish community: Muslim activists.

Two prominent Muslim activists in the area launched a crowdfunding campaign to repair the damaged graves, explaining on the page,

Through this campaign, we hope to send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities that there is no place for this type of hate, desecration, and violence in America.

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So far, the “Muslims United to Repair Jewish Cemetery” campaign has already raised more than $62,000.

They aren’t alone in their campaign to fight religious violence in America. The Council on American Islamic Relations is now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can help identify those responsible for making the bomb threats.

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