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ICCNC:We Stand in Solidarity with the Jewish Community Against these Crimes

ICCNC: The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) In a statement, Condemned the desecration of Jewish cemetery.

According to this statement: this appalling act of desecration against the cemetery and all forms of hate crimes being committed against the Jewish American community.  We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community against these crimes.

The full text of the statement is as follows:

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Condemning the Jewish Cemetery Desecration

 

Human beings are members of a whole,
In the creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.

If you’ve no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain!

Iranian poet Sa’adi, 13th century

Over the weekend, more than 170 headstones were vandalized and desecrated at a historic Jewish cemetery in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.  Additionally, there have been numerous bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. since the start of 2017.

The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) condemns this appalling act of desecration against the cemetery and all forms of hate crimes being committed against the Jewish American community.  We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community against these crimes.

These senseless acts have filled us with sorrow. We believe that through mutual support, understanding, and compassion, we will overcome this painful period in America.

As such, Muslim Americans have organized a fundraising campaign to help repair this Jewish cemetery. So far they have raised more than four times their $20,000 goal. For those who like to support this cause please go to its fundraising landing page.

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