DALLAS, Nov 22, 2015:
Jack Swanson, the small boy from Texas who donated his savings to a local mosque which had been vandalised following the Paris attacks, has received a generous thank-you through the post.
This week he received an iPad with a note saying: “Dear Jack, you had saved US$20 (RM85) in your piggy bank for an Apple iPad. But then a local Islamic mosque was vandalised. So you donated your US$20 to this local Texas mosque.
“Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart. Please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks :-). Love The American Muslim Community.”
The parcel seems to have been organised by Arsalan Iftikhar, editor of The Islamic Monthly Magazine and an international human rights lawyer, according to The Telegraph.
Earlier this week Jack Swanson heard from his mother that the Islamic Centre of Pflugerville had been vandalised.
Having got upset when his mother explained to him what had happened, the seven-year-old then emptied his piggy bank and donated all of his savings to the mosque
Several mosques have reportedly been targeted by vandals in the US following the terror attacks in France which left 129 dead.
Faisal Naeem, a board member at the Pflugerville mosque, praised Jack’s gesture, telling KXAN: “It’s 20 bucks, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community.”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12008483/Small-boy-who-donated-his-savings-to-vandalised-mosque-receives-a-generous-thank-you.html