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Muslim campaign raises over $100,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery
A crowdfunding campaign launched by two Muslim Americans has raised over $100,000 in less than two days for a vandalized Jewish cemetery outside of St. Louis.
The LaunchGood.com campaign, titled "Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery," has brought in $115,000 as of Thursday morning for repairs to the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri. On Monday, over 170 gravestones were found to have been toppled there by vandals.
Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is Jewish, both stopped by the cemetery on Wednesday to help volunteers in the cleanup effort. In a speech, Pence condemned the recent bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country and "this vile act of vandalism and those who perpetrated it in the strongest possible terms."
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