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Muslims raise money to repair Jewish cemetary vandalised by Nazis watch

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    http://forward.com/fast-forward/3637...-louis-jewish/

    Excellent. In light of the repeated bomb threats against synagogues at the moment, and the rising tide of hateful fascism on the alt-reich / Nazi spectrum, this is a very welcome story. All for one and one for all, as the Three Musketeers would say.

    Muslim activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the repair of a St. Louis Jewish cemetery that was vandalized over the weekend — and the response has been overwhelming.
    The campaign, which aimed to raise $20,000, exceeded its target in three hours — and had drawn more than $55,0000, nearly triple its initial target by early Wednesday.
    “We are overjoyed to reach our goal,” organizers wrote. “Any additional funds raised in this campaign will assist other vandalized Jewish centers.”
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    It's a shame that this hasn't had more recognition as yet on TSR, when you compare it to all the negative threads we seem. Definitely a very welcome story, and a lovely one to hear about.
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    Excellent, those individuals are doing a wonderful thing and I respect THEM for it ... it doesn't make one iota of difference to my opinion of Islam though, BUT my view on the matter has always been that hatred of ISLAM and hatred of MUSLIMS are two different things.
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    While this is good and all, as far as the political implications of this - get back to me when everyone's agreed whether the actions of a minority of muslims has any bearing on Islam as a whole.
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    Helping each other out like cousins should. This is how the world should be.
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    The religion of peace.
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    See this is an example of well intergrated muslims into western culture. Unfortunately the way a lot of refugees have been bought up and how their culture works does not respect women, gay people nor a lot of western culture.

    So you have 2 options, pay for compulsory integration lessons (not guaranteed to work) or set up border controls to limit the amount of migration.
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    Goodness of the heart, or desperation for positive publicity?
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    (Original post by limetang)
    Excellent, those individuals are doing a wonderful thing and I respect THEM for it ... it doesn't make one iota of difference to my opinion of Islam though, BUT my view on the matter has always been that hatred of ISLAM and hatred of MUSLIMS are two different things.
    Funny thing when the reverse happens, when muslims commit terrorism the debate is almost always about Islam and rarely about the individual, all the negative verses of the quran (taken out of context) are brought up. But when muslims do something positive it is somehow not about their faith but them as a person? Even though one of the main pillars of Islam is charity.
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    Well, we shouldn't judge the Muslim community based on the actions of a few people!
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    there's as many nazis as there are crazed SJWs in society. But it seems like Nazis dont get attacked as often.
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    (Original post by Lucid Loxodonta)
    Goodness of the heart, or desperation for positive publicity?
    Pretty hard to raise without going public. You can say that about any charity event ever on the news.

    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Well, we shouldn't judge the Muslim community based on the actions of a few people!
    No we shouldn't.

    But it doesn't matter about that ffs. It shows there is a possibility for people with different opinions and beliefs (especially such an example like this one) can actually behave like fellow humans and help each other out.
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    Judging by some of the comments on this thread, looks like Muslims can't do anything right.
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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    Pretty hard to raise without going public. You can say that about any charity event ever on the news.
    It's not the raising of the cash, but the nature of the cause.

    "Muslims rebuild Synagogue" is a headline that writes itself.

    "Iqbal buys The Big Issue" doesn't quite replicate the same result.

    It's called selective generosity, with the sole intention of self promotion. It's big with 'celebrities'.
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    (Original post by Lucid Loxodonta)
    It's not the raising of the cash, but the nature of the cause.

    "Muslims rebuild Synagogue" is a headline that writes itself.

    "Iqbal buys The Big Issue" doesn't quite replicate the same result.

    It's called selective generosity, with the sole intention of self promotion. It's big with 'celebrities'.
    But you make it seem as though Muslims can never raise money for Jewish people being perceived as doing it for publicity?

    Without evidence (which is almost impossible to have), the default position should be to assume the best.
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    (Original post by Lucid Loxodonta)
    Goodness of the heart, or desperation for positive publicity?
    It seems like a good use of publicity, however. Even if that was their sole intention, which there's no way of knowing, it was still a positive and beneficial outcome, which raised more than they would have without publicity.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Well, we shouldn't judge the Muslim community based on the actions of a few people!
    Top kek.
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    These acts of kindness, between the Jewish and the muslim communities, are becoming more and more common in the USA. They make sense considering the spike in hate crimes towards these two groups following the recent elections. Sometimes hate brings people together as apposed to drive them apart.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7556331.html

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    Goodness of the heart, or desperation for positive publicity?
    Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
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    (Original post by Lucid Loxodonta)
    Goodness of the heart, or desperation for positive publicity?
    Very negative minded, you are.
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    That's nice... We need more unity in times like this.
 
 
 
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