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Houston Jewish center posts heartwarming photo following bomb threat

Facebook photo shows outpouring of support from Muslims, community

HOUSTON – The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston posted a photo on Facebook of stuffed animals, flowers and cards Monday, saying they’ve received an outpouring of support from Muslims and the community at large following last week’s bomb threat at the center.

The post, shared dozens of times, reads: “We had a lovely visit today from our Muslim friends who brought cards, flowers and stuffed animals in a show of support after last week's bomb threat. We've received flowers, cards, emails and treats from the community, and we are so thankful for all the kindness.”

The bomb threat at the center last Monday prompted an evacuation and search, but was deemed “non-credible.”

The Houston JCC is just one of many Jewish centers across the country that have received bomb threats in recent weeks.

The FBI released the following statement:

"The FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in connection with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country.

"The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and will ensure this matter is investigated in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner. As this is matter is ongoing, we are not able to comment further at this time."

The investigation is still ongoing.

We had a lovely visit today from our Muslim friends who brought cards, flowers and stuffed animals in a show of support...

Posted by Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston on Monday, February 27, 2017

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