Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Minnesota County Rejects Muslim Cemetery

City Pages reports that in Chisago County, Minnesota, county commissioners on Dec. 21 by a vote of 3-2 rejected the recommendation of the county Planning Commission refused to approve the use of 16 acres as a cemetery for the Islamic Community of Bosniaks, a Bosnian congregation with a mosque in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  The vote came after many neighbors expressed opposition on grounds ranging from traffic concerns, to the Muslim practice of burying their dead without a casket, to openly anti-Muslim attitudes.