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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 11:31 AM

Muslims Raised Over $100,000 To Help Rebuild Black Churches In The South

Three Muslim organizations have raised over $100,000 to rebuild black churches in the South.

In the days following the shooting of nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, a string of church fires at black worship centers in the South raised alarm on social media.

Authorities have not indicated that the fires are connected to Charleston, but the blazes made headlines in the wake of what many believe to have been the worst incident of racist terrorism in years. The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, the Arab-American Association of New York and Ummah Wide wanted to make sure these churches were restored as soon as possible.

The organizations joined forces to launch the “Respond With Love” campaign on July 2, stating on their fundraising page that "ALL houses of worship are sanctuaries, a place where all should feel safe."

The fundraiser started off with a goal of $10,000, but they hit that target within hours, Linda Sarsour, executive director of AAANY, said to HuffPost in an email. They increased the target amount a few more times, and the support kept flooding in.

The campaign closed on July 18, just after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with a final total of $100,470.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslims-raise-over-100000-to-help-rebuild-black-churches-in-the-south_55ad4be7e4b0d2ded39fac57?section=good+news&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000023

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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:33 PM

1. ^

 

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Fri Jul 24, 2015, 12:34 AM

2. I wish this got more attention.

 

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Fri Jul 24, 2015, 12:52 AM

3. This story was on Facebook several days

ago. My family passed it along to our friends. Several of my friends then shared the story with their friends and family.

Edited to add: It would have been nice to see more media coverage.

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Fri Jul 24, 2015, 07:09 AM

4. Man, they really know how to piss off the wingnuts

don't they?

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