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‘Stand together against this bigotry’: Another Jewish cemetery vandalized and again Muslims reach out to help

Men help lift a fallen tombstone at the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery on Feb. 26 in Philadelphia. Police say more than 100 tombstones were vandalized a week after a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis was desecrated. (Dominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse)

By Colby Itkowitz
The Washington Post

Less than a week ago, Tarek El-Messidi, a Muslim activist, helped organize a fundraiser to help with the cleanup of a desecrated Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. It raised more than $130,000, garnering widespread media attention and tweets from celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres and J.K. Rowling.

Because it brought in considerably more than expected, El-Messidi vowed to use the remaining money strictly when needed to counter anti-Semitism.

He hoped he wouldn’t have to dip back in so soon.

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