Muslims Quickly Raise Money for Synagogue Victims

The total has surpassed $100K
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2018 10:15 AM CDT
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A person pauses in front of Stars of David Monday with the names of those killed in a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – In the immediate aftermath of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, two Muslim nonprofit groups set out to raise $25,000 for victims on the crowdfunding site LaunchGood. They passed that goal within six hours, reports the Times of Israel. In fact, as of Monday morning, the groups CelebrateMercy and MPower Change had raised more than $120,000. "We wish to respond to evil with good," the groups said in a statement. A separate fundraiser on GoFundMe had raised nearly $600,000 by Monday morning, per CBS News. (The shooting has brought new attention to the controversial social media site Gab.)

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