After A Texas Mosque Was Vandalized, This Boy Donated His Piggy Bank

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Members of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville, Texas had been shocked to find that their prayer internet site was vandalized when they came to worship on Monday (Nov. 16).

Following the devastating ISIS attacks on Paris, France Friday night (Nov. 13), anti-Muslim sentiments have been gaining fervor across the nation, and in this case, vandals smeared feces on the door of the mosque and on littered pages of the Quran which were scattered across the entry walk to the building.

According to Buzzfeed News, this is the very first time neighborhood police have ever observed this type of destruction and are investigating it as a hate crime.

A seven-year-old boy named Jack Swanson, upon hearing the news, decided to gather the funds from his piggy bank savings — about $ 20 total — and donate it to the mosque as a show of solidarity.

His mother, Laura, mentioned of the incident to nearby news station KXAN, “It’s disgusting. It is gross. It doesn’t matter what you believe or I believe or what he believes or anybody believes. All faith is important.”

A member of the Center’s board, named Faisal Naeem, told Buzzfeed that the gesture warmed his heart and that he and his fellow mosque members are working to get in touch with the boy to give him a holiday gift.

“This is really unexpected, and very honestly really shocking,” Naeem mentioned of the sight. “If I locate the guy or girl who did this, I’d welcome them with open arms.”

KXAN’s video report of the incident, and Jack’s providing, can be located beneath.

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