Following a spate of attacks and threats on Jewish establishments, Muslim Americans have been offering to stand guard at sites across the US in a show of solidarity between people of Islamic and Jewish faiths.
In addition to documented vandalism – such as the desecration graves in Missouri and elsewhere – at least 100 bomb threats against Jewish sites across the country were reported by the religion’s JCC Association in January and February.
Outraged by the growing climate of anti-Semitism, former US Marine Tayyib Rashib tweeted: “If your synagogue or Jewish cemetery needs someone to stand guard, count me in. Islam requires it.”
Mr Rashib, who refers to himself on social media as The Muslim Marine, added a series of comments which underpinned his stance. 
“Our God reminds us that we can achieve peace & security ONLY when we wish for others what we wish for ourselves,” he said.
“If we care to establish peace and justice …
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