A Muslim-led fundraiser to assist with repairs to a vandalised Jewish cemetery has already raised more than $127,600.
The campaign, launched by Muslim not-for-profits MPower Change and CelebrateMercy, exceeded its goal of $26,000 in under three hours, going on to raise more than five times that figure within a single day.
It comes just days after 170 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St Louis, Missouri were deliberately damaged by vandals.
The campaign was organised to show solidarity with the Jewish American community, a description on the campaign page explains.
“We extend our deepest condolences to all those who have been affected and to the Jewish community at large,” it reads.
US Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens paid a visit to the cemetery today, during which they spoke out against a recent spate of anti-Semitic hate crimes, CNN reports.
“There is no place in America for hatred or acts of …