Muslim Americans Raise Over $100K for Families of Synagogue Shooting Victims

Muslim Americans, Pittsburg Synagogue

The Jewish community saw the deadliest attack in American history on Saturday when a suspected gunman shot and killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The families of the victims have now found support from a Muslim American group that has raised over $125,000 through a crowdfunding campaign, according to NBC News.

The money is meant to help families with their medical bills, and funeral and other expenses, organizer CelebrateMercy told NBC.

“We’re really hoping to help the community that’s suffering,” Tarek El-Messidi, CelebrateMercy’s founding director told the news organization. “We’re hoping to inspire more interfaith collaboration and peace.”

Law enforcement claims that Robert Bowers, 46, went into the Tree of Life synagogue and fired into the congregation while shouting anti-Semitic remarks such as “All Jews must die.” He was charged with 29 federal charges and could face the death penalty.

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