An Arkansas Mosque has paid off the remaining court fines of a man who helped vandalize their sacred space doing its part to make sure he doesn’t have to serve any more jail time for the crime.
Hisham Yasin, social director of the Masjid Al Salam in Fort Smith , told HuffPost on Tuesday that his congregation had forgiven the convicted vandal, Abraham Davis, long ago. Paying the more than $1,700 in fines Davis still owed was a way to put that forgiveness into action.
Now, Yasin wants Davis move on with his life.
“He needs to keep going, don’t even look back. The back is gone,” Yasin said. “I look forward to seeing him work and study and become something in the future. And at that time, he’ll talk about what happened with him … how he flipped his life from bad to good.”
Davis was one of three men arrested after the mosque was vandalized in October 2016. He drove to the mosque in his mother’s minivan and reportedly stood watch as one of his friends drew swastikas, curses, and the words “Go Home” on the building
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