Muslim bagel business owner donates profits to Boston charity

Nadine Kalinauskas
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Ehab Sadeek, the owner of Bagel Land in Winchester, Massachusetts, is donating 100 per cent of the profits from his business to One Fund Boston until every bombing victim is out of the hospital.

Watch an interview with Sadeek at CBS Boston.

As of Monday, 29 victims were still hospitalized. Sadeek has donated more than $1,000 so far.

"I hope they come home soon, but we are committed to do it," Sadeek told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

For Sadeek, an Egyptian Muslim, the act of generosity is an important one.

"They don't represent my faith. They don't represent my religion. They will not hijack my religion," he said of the bombers. "Being a Muslim, I felt I cannot stay quiet about that."

He insists his financial sacrifice, one that has impressed his loyal customers, is nothing compared to what the victims are enduring:

"Some of them have given their own life. Nothing compares to that."

One Fund Boston helps families of those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.

"I am humbled by the outpouring of support by the business community and
individuals who are united in their desire to help; The One Fund Boston will act
as a central fund to receive much needed financial support," Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said of the donations pouring in.

"At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people."