Muslims raise money for Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims

by Leah Rosenberg

The recent attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue has caused many to reach out to the Jewish community. The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh did something amazing.

Attack at Pittsburgh Synagogue

Anti-semitism has been rampant – in Europe, America, everywhere. The Jewish people have been subject to oppression for centuries.

On the last Sabbath of the month of October 2018, death overtook the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. An evil man came in and murdered 11 people. He destroyed lives. He instilled fear and sadness upon the Pittsburgh community as well as people all over the world. And this attack is believed to be the deadliest against Jews in United States history.

Through all the darkness though, many have reached out to extend a warm hand.

Including the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Muslims help the Jewish Community

When it feels like so much of the world is anti-semitic, it fills the Jewish community with hope when Muslims stand with the Jewish people and help in such distressing times. The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh raised more than $70,000 in a couple days for the victims and their families.

The leader of the center referred to the Jewish people as his “brothers and sisters.” The Muslim community in Pittsburgh wants to help in whatever way possible. The leader said, “And this is sincere -that we’re not gonna stop. We don’t think our work is finished because that’s a high number. We just want to know what you need…if it’s people outside your next service protecting you, let us know – we’ll be there.” The mainstream media should be sharing this story!

This type of love should be shared so that people can see that good does exist.

We can only hope and pray that the day will come when God will eradicate hatred and evil from the world.

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