Enough money raised for Joplin rally for Muslims

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Donors have stepped forward to make sure a rally to support Muslims in Joplin will be held.

The Neighbors — Joplin Mosque Rally will be held Saturday at Landreth Park.

Organizer Ashley Carter said several people contributed about $2,500 this week to fund the rally, which will feature speakers and entertainment.

The event was planned after a suspicious fire destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin’s mosque on Aug. 6. A reward totaling $25,000 has been offered for information on the fire. The FBI is investigating.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/NGVuBu ) The Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim relief organization, has donated 500 backpacks full of school supplies to thank Joplin residents for their support of the city’s Muslim community.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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