Baptist church in DeKalb County (Atlanta) rallies to help Muslim neighbor Malik Waliyani

“Amazing,” said Waliyani, an Ismaili Muslim who was born in India but has lived in Georgia for about a dozen years. “I couldn’t believe that I would be accepted so greatly by the neighbors and the community around me. They stood by me in my difficult time, and it gives me hope to rise again.”

Baptist church in DeKalb County rallies to help Muslim neighbor Malik Waliyani | Atlanta JournalMalik Waliyani arrived at his store last week to find the registers damaged, items stolen and an undetermined amount of cash gone.

Waliyani, who bought the gas station and convenience store three months ago, was devastated.

Insurance probably wouldn’t cover all of his losses.

Then help arrived from an unexpected source.

A member of nearby Smoke Rise Baptist Church heard about the burglary on social media and rallied others in the congregation.

Read more at the source: www.ajc.com

 

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