Jewish men’s club offers helping hand to bombed mosque


(JTA) — A Jewish men’s club has offered to help repair a Florida mosque.

Some 60 people were inside the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida earlier this month when a firebomb exploded outside the Jacksonville mosque.

After hearing about the attack, the Jacksonville Jewish Center Men’s Club offered its assistance, according to ABC First Coast News.

"We have a group of guys who like to do carpentry, painting or whatever we can to help out," club representative Ken Organes told ABC.

The Islamic Center also received letters of support from a local rabbi and the Anti-Defamation League.

Islamic Center spokesman Ash Shaikh in speaking to ABC praised "the very fact that someone of another faith tradition is going to take the time and is so concerned to show his compassion and the compassion of his community."

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