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American Muslims raise over $91,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery

By: Jonathan Allen and Gina Cherelus Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage NEW YORK (Reuters) – Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the graveyard on Wednesday and told clean-up volunteers, state officials and reporters that there was no place in America for hatred, violence, anti-Semitism or acts of prejudice. “I must tell you the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care of this place, for the Jewish community in Missouri and I want...

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From hate to love: Muslims neighbors win Nebraska man’s heart

By: Andrew Buncombe Source: The Independent By his own admission, John Dutcher never had any time for “Muslims”. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, his anger grew. When he saw a Muslim couple in the supermarket, he would snarl to himself, especially if the woman’s head was covered. There was even a time when he considered placing strips of bacon outside a local mosque, though he never did so. And then something happened – something both very simple, and quite remarkable: a family of refugees moved in next door, and a process of transformation began. “There were two families that moved in across the hall from me. I’d seen them arrive,” said Mr Dutcher, speaking from Omaha,...

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UN: Famine threatens nearly 1.4 million children

By: Tom Miles Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk” of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. “Time is running out for more than a million children,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in statement. “We can still save many lives. The severe malnutrition and looming famine are largely man-made. Our common humanity demands faster action. We must not...

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