The Jewish community of Missouri received countless bomb threats on Monday followed by the vandalism of a historic Jewish cemetery. 

More than 170 headstones were destroyed, sparking an online campaign in solidarity with the community - led by two Muslim activists. 

Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian activist and executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, together with Tarek El-Messidi, founder of the Islamic non-profit CelebrateMercy, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money to repair the vandalized cemetery. 

The LaunchGood campaign saw an outpouring support from the community, raising its $20,000 goal in less than two hours. 

The campaign ultimately saw a spike in its funds after J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, shared an article linking to the crowdfunding campaign on her Twitter account. 

The campaign has raised $56,359 at the time of publication.

Just minutes after J.K. Rowling's tweet, the crowdfunding campaign website crashed

"Through this campaign, we hope to send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities that there is no place for this type of hate, desecration, and violence in America," the campaign page says

"We pray that this restores a sense of security and peace to the Jewish-American community who has undoubtedly been shaken by this event."

As soon as the campaign went live, outpouring support from the online community gained traction.  

"Thank you so much for building this beautiful bridge"

"This is beautiful"

This wouldn't be the first time Jewish-Muslim solidarity came out in full force. 

Following U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order - which banned people from 7 Muslim majority countries back in January - Jewish groups across the U.S. took part in several protests

The demonstrations countered the stereotypical narrative of animosity between the two communities.