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Controversy Over a Cemetery?

After residents voiced strong opposition to a proposed Muslim cemetery in a rural part of unincorporated Bullitt County in Kentucky last week, the county’s Board of Adjustments voted 4-1 to deny the request to loud applause from the crowd of more than 110.

You can read more here: Bullitt board rejects plan for Islamic cemetery

“[Some residents] expressed concern about environmental issues associated with Islamic burial traditions, which typically involve no caskets or vaults. Some feared vandalism from those opposed to Islam.”

What can Muslims do to counter such opposition to what should be an easy approval?

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