The concern comes after the Islamic Association of Collin County purchased a 35-acre plot along Highway 380 with the intention of building a cemetery that would accommodate members from its five mosques, as well as members of the general public.
“We never put anything out saying this is a ‘Muslim-only’ cemetery. It’s just owned by the Muslim community,” said Khalil Abdur-Rashid, a spokesperson for the Islamic Association of Collin County, to a member of the crowd after Tuesday’s meeting.
If they purchased it, in which they own it, then they have the right to determine who gets buried there.
Why are they opposing the Muslim community buying land for their own cemetery? Muslims die and need to be buried like the rest of us.
I basically had the same question.