Posted by: smstrouse | April 30, 2016

Let the (Muslim) Dead Bury Their Dead

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Well, it seems that this has been going on for a while now. But I just heard about it. Some of the good citizens of the United States – whose constitution grants everyone the right to freely exercise their religion – are protesting against having Muslim cemeteries in their communities. Towns in Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota have mounted opposition to proposed sites. A CBS News report has stated that, in some cases, new cemetery projects have been defeated.
Muslim Cemetery, Denton, TX

I just don’t even know what to say. Even if I accepted a community’s fear of living Muslims (which I don’t), how can anyone justify the rejection of the dead?

Has Islamaphobic hysteria become this rampant? Are these people this ignorant? How can we call out this kind of nonsense? Do we really have to specify that when we say “All are welcome here,” we mean even your dead?

I doubt that anyone from Dudley, MA or Farmersville, TX or Carlisle, PA or Farmington, MN is reading my words. But if they were, I would say to them, “Get a grip! Act like a human being. And start behaving like a real American.”

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