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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave us a shout-out in his op-ed piece today! He highlighted our most recent LaunchGood campaign, organized by Linda Sarsour & Tarek El-Messidi. The campaign raise funds from Muslims to repair recently vandalized Jewish cemeteries and centers. Here's what Kareem said:

"Muslim-Americans have a responsibility to educate our neighbors about the real meaning of...
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Linda Sarsour and CelebrateMercy's Tarek El-Messidi were recently interviewed on America's 2nd largest public radio station; it reaches nearly 500,000 people weekly across 5 states. They discussed their crowdfunding LaunchGood campaign for Muslims to help repair vandalized Jewish cemeteries / centers. Listeners also called in with live questions. Here's the recording: bit.ly/cm-radio

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BBC Arabic: Muslim-Americans are donating to repair vandalized Jewish cemeteries. Learn about the campaign by Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi at this link: LaunchGood.com/Cemetery

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News of the campaign by Linda Sarsour and CelebrateMercy's Tarek El-Messidi has now spread to the Middle East. Learn more about the Muslim campaign to repair vandalized Jewish cemeteries at this link: LaunchGood.com/Cemetery.

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CNN Headline News discusses the Muslim crowdfunding campaign to repair vandalized Jewish cemeteries. Please thank Michaela Pereira for her interviewing Tarek El-Messidi who co-founded the campaign with Linda Sarsour. The campaign has gone viral with even J.K. Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ashton Kutcher posting about it. Learn more and donate here: launchgood.com/cemetery #RestInPeace
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The New York Times highlight's CelebrateMercy's latest campaign with Linda Sarsour: Muslims raising funds to repair vandalized Jewish cemeteries. To learn more or give to the campaign, click here: launchgood.com/cemetery.
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Muslims Give Money to Jewish Institutions That Are Attacked

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Excellent coverage by The Atlantic of CelebrateMercy and Linda Sarsour's campaign to help repair a historic Jewish cemetery vandalized last week and another vandalized this week.

"But I’m not feeling fear, because I know our similarities and our relationships are much stronger, and these incidents are bringing us together and forging solidarity." - Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Why Attacks on Jewish Cemeteries Provoke Particular Fear

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Ashton Kutcher shared our campaign! Please leave a comment on his post to thank him. #RestInPeace

Muslims Raised $90,000 (And Counting) To Repair A Jewish Cemetery Damaged By Vandals

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The Rachel Maddow Show discusses the Muslim-American campaign to repair and enhance security at a vandalized Jewish cemetery. Extra funds will go to restore another Jewish cemetery in Colorado and vandalized Jewish centers nationwide. The campaign was established by Linda Sarsour of MPower Change and Tarek El-Messidi of CelebrateMercy. Learn more and give here: launchgood.com/cemetery....
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Thank you philly.com / Philadelphia Inquirer for this story and interview with Celebrate Mercy's founder. Please tweet a thank you note to the journalist, newspaper, and editor: @danielrubin @phillydotcom @aubreyjwhelan

Here's the link to the campaign for Muslims to help the vandalized Jewish cemetery: launchgood.com/cemetery
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Muslims, led by Philly man, raise more than $100K for vandalized Jewish cemetery

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There are hundreds of messages like these in response to our campaign to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery.

Learn more here: launchgood.com/cemetery
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Thank you TIME for covering our Celebrate Mercy campaign to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery. Learn more about the campaign here: launchgood.com/cemetery.
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Jewish Families Heartbroken Over Cemetery Vandalism Get Support From Muslims

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Tarek El-Messidi - founder of Celebrate Mercy - discusses a new joint campaign with Linda Sarsour to help a vandalized Jewish cemetery. The campaign has gone viral, especially after tweets of support from Ellen DeGeneres and J.K. Rowling. Learn more: launchgood.com/cemetery
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All praises are to God! Support for the campaign to rebuild a vandalized Jewish cemetery keeps pouring in from the most unexpected of places. Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres for amplifying our message of solidarity. We are proud to stand with the Jewish community against hate and division.

Check out the campaign here: LaunchGood.com/Cemetery | Retweet: bit.ly/2m9jtlc
One of the 100+ thank you notes we've received:

"Thank you. While the money itself will be meaningful to repair the damage, as a Jew, I am so grateful for the thoughtfulness and outreach. I hope that my community can be just as supportive of our Muslim brothers and sisters. I literally have tears in my eyes as I am writing this. After a couple of tough days in my house of seeing how some of...
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Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery | LaunchGood

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"Tarek El-Messidi who created the campaign with fellow activist Linda Sarsour said when he saw the news about the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery...he was reminded of a story about the Prophet Muhammad, who had stood up when a Jewish funeral procession passed. When asked why, he said, “Is it not a human soul?” That story goes to show more than anything the humanity of the Prophet.”

‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

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Celebrate Mercy and Linda Sarsour's campaign is making headlines worldwide. Help us heal more hearts and build more bridges between humanity by sharing this video and the campaign link: launchgood.com/cemetery.
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Check out who just retweeted Celebrate Mercy and Linda Sarsour's campaign to restore a vandalized Jewish cemetery to over 9.7 million followers? Thank you, J.K. Rowling! The amount of support that flooded in shortly after caused the LaunchGood website to crash for an hour.

We're back up now and going strong. Please continue to support this effort: LaunchGood.com/Cemetery | RT: bit.ly/2mjRn2K