Respond with love: Muslims fundraising for burnt black churches

project-1532-LG_banner_love_v3-555x370NEW YORK: Three charitable Muslims organization have organized a fundraising campaign for the reconstruction of the eight black churches in Charleston, South Carolina that had been razed down to the ground due to a fire ignited to strike intimidation and fear, following the horrific murders at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when a gunmen killed nine parishioners.

As per details revealed by sources, the three charities namely the Arab American Association of New York, Ummah Wide and Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, launched a fund-raiser on 2nd July and have set to meet a target of $30,000 by the end of the holy month of Ramazan. Through the help of more than 600 individual donors during Ramazan, the “Respond with love” campaign has so far raised $28,963.
mardan-church-burningThe donations will then be made to the eight churches that were set ablaze. Three of which have already been ruled as arson attacks, while the others are still under investigation. These attacks raised a considerable concern for the US’s African American community.

It was pointed out in a statement on the charities’ fundraising page, “As Muslims we know the importance of protecting the vulnerable and respecting people who call on God in their various tongues. We are calling on you to help add our support to faith communities across the country pooling their resources to rebuild these churches. These kinds of attacks on black churches are a very old form of intimidation in the south, historically used to strike fear into the hearts of black people.”



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One Response to "Respond with love: Muslims fundraising for burnt black churches"

  1. Denis St. Paris says:

    That photo of a burning church is NOT a photo of any church in SC, let a lone a recent photo. IT is a stock photo used all over the web and these burning churches…some are accidental and proven so!
    Muslims aren’t our friends. Stop with the fantasies.

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