Kansas: Muslims Want Private Section in City Cemetery

Well, this just cannot be true. Muslims would never ask for special treatment. I am just curious, is this the “tolerant” part of Islam that we keep on hearing about? The answer should be a flat out no, assimilate or click your heels three times and wake up in an Islamic country.

Garden City Muslims seek section of cemetery
Associated Press – June 3, 2010 10:24 AM ET

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – Leaders of the Muslim community in Garden City are asking the city to set aside a section of the city cemetery for their members.

The Garden City Telegram reports that several leaders from Burmese, Somali and Ethiopian communities presented a letter to City Commissioner Nancy Harness containing the request.

The group is asking that a section of Valley View Cemetery be separated with a fence or other structure for a burial ground. Customs and styles of a Muslim gravesite, burial and funerals vary by regional customs.

Harness passed along the request to fellow commissioners during a public meeting Tuesday but no action was taken.

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