Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Neighbors have lost their fight against a proposed Islamic cemetery not far from McCarran International Airport.
On Wednesday, Clark County commissioners allowed plans for the project to move forward, despite widespread opposition from people who live nearby.
The empty plot near Warm Springs and Bermuda roads is partially surrounded by homes, one of the big reasons why neighbors say the space should not become an Islamic funeral home and cemetery.
“The main concern has always been that a cemetery doesn’t fit in our neighborhood,” said one resident.
Plans call for up to 1,200 plots to serve the area’s Muslim community. Signs are posted throughout the neighborhood opposing the project…