Thursday, December 10, 2015

Boy empties piggy bank to help Muslims

After the tragic massacre in Paris last month, some folks in Pflugerville, Texas, near Austin, took revenge. They splattered feces on a local mosque and tore up pages of the Koran. Seven-year-old Jack Swanson found out about it, and he wanted to help, so he emptied his piggy bank and gave the $20 he'd saved to the congregation. "It's twenty bucks," said Faisal Naeem, a board member of the defaced Islamic Center, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it's worth $20 million bucks to me and our community. This gives me hope."

                                                                                              by Laura Swanson/Facebook
After Jack made unintended headlines for his kindness, international human rights lawyer and author Arsalan Iftikhar decided to thank him. Iftikhar contacted his mom, Laura Swanson. When she told him Jack had been earning 50 cents a chore in hopes of buying an iPad someday, Iftikhar sent one to him by overnight mail. He got it the next day.

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