The Examiner examiner.net 31 Dec, 2020 18:00 am

Donations coming in to rebuild burned mosque Missouri

Donations coming in to rebuild burned mosque Missouri
The Islamic Society of Joplin launched a social media fundraiser Tuesday, a day after a fire in Noel, Missouri, destroyed the African Grocery Store and the mosque next door.

The Islamic Society of Joplin launched a social media fundraiser Tuesday, a day after a fire in Noel, Missouri, destroyed the African Grocery Store and the mosque next door, the Joplin Globe reported.The fundraiser is a combined effort of the Islamic Society of Joplin, the Muslim community in Noel and the Bentonville Islamic Center in Arkansas.Navid Zaidi, a board member of the Islamic Society of Joplin, said it was "a great loss." The incident hits close to home for the Islamic Society of Joplin, whose own mosque burned to the ground in 2012.

Both the store and the mosque were gathering places for refugees.The mosque and the store, which sold a range of products from Africa and the Middle East, were gathering spots in Noel.

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