022117 CH cemetery 06 03"Many of my personal friends have family members who are buried in this cemetery", Faizan Syed of CAIR-Missouri said in a statement.

Others took to social media to help. Stop this incubator of #Antisemitism and other hate.

No one who considers himself an American is going to ignore these attacks or pretend that they're random or don't affect us. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is also deciding whether hate crime charges will be filed as investigators work to determine the motive for the vandalism. "I really feel that, where there is so much hate, we need to show how much love there is and people getting together and uniting is love", she said.

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Carbondale Islamic Center Open House CAIR Missouri"We thought it was important both to broaden our own perspective — and the only way you broaden your perspective is when you become open to others’ perspective — and to get just a sense of the Muslim community in Carbondale," said Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Communication Studies Department. "We wanted to gain a different perspective … especially given the political climate; we thought it was important to show our support as well and also because of the people we know of personally in the (community)."

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Chris Caras Islamic Education Director CAIR MissouriCARBONDALE - Saturday night the Carbondale Islamic Center hosted a Dinner and Dialogue event where community members could learn more about the Muslim faith. 

Speakers like Mona Shehada at the event mentioned the immigration ban as a reason to push for unity in the community. 

"A dinner that is made on the honor of Carbondale friends who are supporting us and welcoming us into the community and having us as members of the American fabric," she said. 

City leaders were also at the dinner.

Council woman Carolin Harvey stressed to the crowd the importance of voter registration.

Organizers say the crowd far exceeded expectations.

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022117 CH cemetery 06 03Mufti Asif Umar with the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis said in a statement that the organization condemned the acts. The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis said they will encourage Muslim congregations to donate money to help repair the cemetery.

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The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations released a statement, which reads in part:

The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) and the Imam Council on Metropolitan St. Louis (ICMSTL)  - a body that represents 18 Islamic Centers in the Metropolitan area - today condemned the vandalism targeting a historic Jewish cemetery in University City.

The Imam Council will be encouraging Muslim congregations to donate money to help repair damages in the Jewish cemetery.
SEE: DONATE: Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery
Vandals Wreck Headstones at Historic Jewish Cemetery in St. Louis

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