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Wed May 31, 2017, 03:51 PM

Muslim groups raise nearly $500,000 for families of Portland heroes

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...The tragedy has rocked Portland, where locals held vigils to mourn the victims of the attack — recent college graduate Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Army veteran Ricky John Best, 53, who were killed, and 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, who was wounded.

American Muslims, however, felt there was more they could do. That’s why two Muslim groups —CelebrateMercy and the Muslim Education Trust — created a LaunchGood online fundraising campaign on Saturday that cited the Prophet Muhammad as inspiration to response to hate with compassion.

“We wish to respond to hate with love, to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action,” the website reads. “Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: ‘Have mercy to those on earth, and the One in Heaven (God) will have mercy upon you.’ The Prophet’s life exemplified that central commandment in the Quran: ‘Repel evil with that which is better’ (41:34).”

Organizers, who noted that people of all faiths were welcome to contribute, initially set out to raise $60,000, hoping to aid with funeral expenses for the victims’ families and help pay for Fletcher’s medical bills. According to the campaign website, it took only five hours to shatter that goal.

Money continued to pour in over the weekend, and the campaign has now raised more than $450,000 as of Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, hundreds attended events at Muslim community centers in Portland to learn what they can do to help, and others have started using the hashtag #Muslims4Portland on Twitter to mourn the victims and lift up their bravery.

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https://thinkprogress.org/muslim-groups-fundraise-portland-heroes-7e80ece71735

Answering hate with love and compassion - this is the way it ought to be.

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Reply Muslim groups raise nearly $500,000 for families of Portland heroes (Original post)
Immacolata May 2017 OP
Shkreli May 2017 #1
U.S.Awesome May 2017 #2
Nostrings May 2017 #3
Carlos_Danger May 2017 #4
quad489 May 2017 #5
Immacolata Jun 2017 #6
quad489 Jun 2017 #7

Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 04:00 PM

1. This was a crazy Bernie/Jill Stein supporter. Good that folks did this!

 

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 04:02 PM

2. Very nice to hear this. Hope they can recover someday.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 04:10 PM

3. Please take that message directly to ISIS and Al queda...

"Answering hate with love and compassion - this is the way it ought to be."

Please take that message directly to ISIS and Al queda, and see what happens.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 04:10 PM

4. Good news

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 08:02 PM

5. How much $$$ did your muslim buddies raise for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre???

Oh, that's right, those 49 victims were murdered by a muslim...not defending one.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 11:38 AM

6. LMAO

One should research any such declarations or questions before one makes a fool out of himself.

Too late for you:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/muslims-organizations-raise-funds-victims-orlando-massacre-n593586

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 07:02 PM

7. Ali Kurnaz is not CAIR nor the muslim commmunity...nice try.

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