Americans raise $600,000 to rebuild burned Texas mosque

Source: Aljazeera

A Texas community has rallied behind its Muslim residents after their mosque burned to the ground shortly after President Donald Trump signed into effect a “Muslim ban” on refugees and others from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Following the news that their house of worship in southeast Texas was completely destroyed early on Saturday, the Islamic Centre of Victoria set up an online donation drive via GoFundMe to rebuild. It has raised more than $600,000 of its $850,000 goal in 24 hours.

“We were very shocked Saturday morning when we saw the mosque burning,” Shahid Hashmi, president of the Islamic Centre, told Al Jazeera.

According to local reports, the building caught fire shortly after 2am local time.

Read more

5 replies

  1. This incident demonstrates the enigma that is the American character – deeply flawed in some aspects, yet those flaws can be compensated for by the positive attributes it possesses as demonstrated here…

Leave a Reply