Following spikes in bomb threats to synagogues throughout the US, several Muslim veterans of the military have promised to assist in the protection of Jewish worship centers.
In a touching show of unity across faiths, a large number of cross-faith unity, many Muslim veterans tweeted support for the Jewish people facing the threats:
One user, TheMuslimMarine, said ”I’m a #MuslimMarine in Chicagoland area. If your synagogue or Jewish cemetery needs someone to stand guard, count me in. Islam requires it.”
Another posted: “I echo @MuslimMarine – I’m a Muslim Veteran in Arizona & will readily stand guard at any Jewish Synagogue or Cemetery at ANY hour. #WeAreOne”
Khalid Whalid, another Muslim vet, said: “Houston area Jewish community I spent ten years protecting our country and I will gladly protect Jewish places of worship if you need me!”
The support comes after a large surge of recent bomb threats reported against synagogues, community Jewish centers and private schools throughout the United States. Many Jewish cemeteries have also been reported as vandalized.
This Monday alone, threats were made against many Jewish centers including one school in the state of California, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona
An investigation is being conducted by the FBI as well as the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General, stated that vandalism and threats are very serious, and are unacceptable and that his departments hopes to “do what it can to assist in pushing back … and prosecuting anybody that we can prove to be a part of it.”
Muslims Helping Across Religious Borders
This isn’t the only time Muslims have unified to help the Jewish community throughout the nation.
A fundraiser led by Muslims raised around £125,000 in order to assist the repairing of a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized in the previous month.