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Florida Muslim Students Send Flowers To Targeted Jewish Groups

(JTA) — The Muslim Student Associations of Florida State and Florida A&M universities delivered bouquets of flowers to campus Jewish organizations and local synagogues.

The flowers and the accompanying notes were meant to show solidarity at a time when both the Muslim and Jewish communities are under attack.

The flowers were delivered to the Chabad and Hillel organizations at Florida State University and to Shomrei Torah and Temple Israel synagogues.

The note on the flowers said: “We are writing this message to extend a hand of friendship. In times of great division, it is important that we stand together in unity so we hope that these flowers can be seen as a symbol of our solidarity.”

The flowers came days after dozens of gravestones were overturned in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis and a day before the discovery of toppled gravestone at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. In December a hate-filled letter was found in Shomrei Torah’s mailbox.

“They have our support, love and prayers,” FSU Muslim Student Association President Moneba Anees wrote in an email to the Tallahassee-Democrat newspaper.

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