Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Three days, almost a million dollars donated to rebuild the burned mosque

On Saturday, fire destroyed the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria Texas. The cause has not yet been determined. Given the current political climate, some people suspect arson targeting the mosque and its Muslim worshipers. 

In front of TV cameras and yellow police tape surrounding the ruined mosque, hundreds of people came together Sunday for a interdenominational prayer serviceShahid Hashmi, the Islamic Center's president and a founding member of the congregation, expressed appreciation for the support given around the region and throughout the state. 

The congregation hopes to rebuild the mosque and its community center, church home for 40 Muslim families in the Victoria area, so Hashmi set up a gofundme page to collect donations. Since then, almost $1,000,000 has been pledged

Kindness and generosity win again. 

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