Sounds like the good people of Farmersville do not want a muslim cemetery near their city.
Texans threaten to ‘cover land with pig blood’ to block Muslim cemetery 25 miles from site of Muhammad cartoon shooting
A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to Farmersville – similar to the Islamic Garden at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texax (pictured) – has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to block the project
- Farmersville locals say cemetery is way for Muslims to get foothold in town
- Considering 35-acre request from the Islamic Association of Collin County
- Residents are trying to convince community leaders to block the project
- Some of town’s 3,000 residents spoke at City Council meeting this month
- Woman said cemetery idea was ‘appalling’ and man threatened to ‘dump pigs’ blood and put pig heads on a post’ so Muslims ‘won’t buy the land’
- Anti-Muslim distrust brewing in parts of Texas since deadly May shooting in Garland outside a cartoon contest lampooning the Prophet Muhammad
- Some have said project presents health risks because Muslims don’t traditionally bury their dead in caskets which burial experts call nonsense
Muslims say they’re looking for a place to bury their dead but locals in Farmersville say it’s a plot to gain a foothold in their small Texas town and are threatening to stop the plan by using pig parts.
A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to the rural town has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to convince community leaders to block the project.
The sentiment reflects an anti-Muslim distrust that has been brewing over the last year in parts of Texas, most notably 25 miles away in Garland – the scene of a deadly May shooting outside a cartoon contest lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.