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Muslim groups raise half a million dollars for Portland Heroes’

Muslim groups raise half a million dollars for ‘Portland Heroes’
Last Friday, a pair of Muslim girls riding on a train were subjected to a stream of abuse from Jeremy Joseph Christian, a white supremacist who targeted the young women because they wore hijabs. Three other travellers in the carriage, all white men acting out of concern for fellow humans, rose to defend them from the attack. So far, things had been verbal, but Christian drew a knife and killed two of the chaps, leaving a third ill in hospital. It was a terrible attack of hate and bile.
 
Two Muslim groups decided to show thanks, and Celebrate Mercy and the Muslim Education Trust started a fundraising campaign to pay medical costs and funeral expenses, and hoped to raise $60,000. They did that in five hours, and have now raised over half a million dollars. 
 
As they say “We wish to respond to hate with love, to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action… Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: ‘Have mercy to those on earth, and the One in Heaven (God) will have mercy upon you.’ The Prophet’s life exemplified that central commandment in the Quran: ‘Repel evil with that which is better’ (41:34).”
 
Somehow I don’t think this will headline Fox news.

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