These are difficult times for children trying to comprehend the attacks in Paris, and for parents who struggle to keep their children from associating Muslims with terrorism. On that score, Laura Swanson of Pflugerville, Texas, mother of 7-year-old Jack, seems to be doing a wonderful job.
When Jack's mother told him about how a mosque in their community had been damaged by people who blame all Muslims for the actions of the terrorists, the second grader was so upset that he emptied his piggy bank of the change he had been saving up for an iPad, and told his mother he wanted to donate it toward repairing the mosque.
screenshot.jpgSo Laura helped Jack turn his change into a $20 bill, and drove him to the mosque, located in a local strip mall, where Jack shyly deposited it in the hand of Faisal Naeem, a member of the mosque's board, who probably seemed a little scary to Jack, with his beard and his turban. PLEASE READ for THE REST OF THE STORY...http://tinyurl.com/pqfyp3q