A normally quiet town of 3,000 in Texas has been up in arms in recent weeks over plans to bring an Islamic cemetery within their city limits. More than 100 residents packed a Farmersville City Council meeting Tuesday night to express their concern.
“It is my duty and my right to warn when there is a danger,” one resident said, according to the website of WFAA-TV, an ABC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth. Another resident warned that the cemetery would “kill Farmersville.”
The cemetery has been proposed by five Islamic centers in Collin County, the county within which Farmersville is located. Khalid Abdur-Rashid, a resident scholar at an Islamic association, said the anger is rooted in misinformation over plans for the land.