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New York town tells Muslims to dig up cemetery

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Muslims in a small, upstate New York town, Sidney, seek a simple life. As this article points out, there is a significant number of Muslims that they created their own 650 square feet cemetery. This doesn't seem problematic.

However, local government officials now want the bodies buried in the cemetery removed because of potential risks to the town.

Incredibly, the town already approved of the cemetery in 2005 and cannot identify the state law that governs cemeteries on private property because apparently New York State doesn't have any laws governing cemeteries on private property. The town is focused on a regulation stating that no cemeteries can be built on mortgaged property.

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If this didn't involve real people, as well as the deceased, it would be comical. Let Muslim-Americans bury their dead just as Catholics, Jewish people and others have been doing for decades.


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