A crowdfunding project to rebuild the Joplin, Missouri mosque hit by a brutal arson attack has blown past its $250,000 goal, raising over $286,000 at press time.
Missouri Muslims are dedicated to preventing a similar attack from happening in the future. According to a campaign update by Shahed Amanullah on behalf of the Joplin Mosque, the new mosque will include enhanced security systems. "Most of all, we want the technology to feel safe again."
Over 2000 people have supported the mosque with donations, according to the indiegogo campaign. At least 287 have given donations of $250 or more. Amanullah writes that surplus donations will go towards more mosque improvements, such as a playground or a library room.
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