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Muslim American-led Campaign Raises Thousands for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

A fundraising campaign organized by Muslim-Americans has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help repair vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the central U.S. state of Missouri.

Vandals damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, just outside St. Louis.

Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi launched the online effort Tuesday with a goal of raising $20,000 to help the repair effort. Donations surpassed $20,000 in just a few hours, and by early Wednesday the total stood at more than $55,000.

“Never underestimate the generosity and solidarity people hold within them,” Sarsour wrote …read more