Burned Texas mosque gets $1m from donors

Source: BBC

Texas mosque has received nearly $1m (£800,000) in donations after it was destroyed in a fire over the weekend.

More than $900,000 had been raised to rebuild the Islamic Center of Victoria as of Monday afternoon, according to a GoFundMe page.

Texas officials have yet to determine the cause of the blaze, which happened in the early hours of Saturday.

The mosque was gutted just a day before an attack on a Quebec City mosque left six people dead.

Islamic Center of VictoriaImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionThe Islamic center raised more than $900,000 just two days after it burned down

“It’s sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge,” said Shahid Hashmi, the mosque’s president.

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