Quebec Imams Angry Over Cemetery Vote

The news of Sunday night’s vote opposing the creation of a Muslim cemetery in Saint-Apollinaire, Que. has been met with disbelief and dismay in the Muslim community, says a well-known Quebec imam.

“People are demoralized. Outraged. They’re outraged at how come only 19 people can decide the fate of thousands of people,” Hassan Guillet told CBC News on Monday morning.

Guillet said it’s important to recognize the decision was not a rejection of the Muslim community in Quebec, but rather the rejection of the creation of a cemetery by the people who live adjacent to the proposed project.

Still, he expressed his personal disappointment, saying he believed the area was well situated for a burial ground.

“I was very sad. Surprised and especially very sad and upset.”

Only residents who lived adjacent to the proposed site were allowed to cast ballots. The vote was 19-16 against the cemetery, with one spoiled ballot.

Quebec Muslims currently bury people in a cemetery in Laval. After the Quebec City mosque shooting last January, the mayor of the city vowed to create a burial ground for Muslims. 

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  • marty_p

    Maybe we’ll see a few car_b_ques tonight to show Mo displeasure over the vote.
    Newstalk 1010’s morning man John (I’m still in the closet) Moore blathered on this morning about the discrimination “and Jews and Catholics have their cemeteries – it’s simply discrimination – there are people who get upset at the sight of a Muslim praying…yet on the flights from New York to Israel they play seat roulette to accommodate the orthodox Jews who won’t sit next to a woman and nobody complains “…

    • shasta

      nobody complains

      Perhaps because orthodox Jews are not known for trying to crash the aeroplanes they are riding.

  • Blacksmith

    There aint no nearby pig farms they could bury these assholes on?

  • David Murrell

    I am not upset by the vote. But the pro-Islam CBC and the Globe and Mail are upset.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Quelle surprise!

  • Canadian Born

    Send their bodies back to the country they were born in! Muslims will never assimilate to western ways and yet they want to bury their people here. They won’t cremate their dead, so what happens when there is not enough land to bury people and cremation is the only way to go? What the hell is the matter with this country? Oh right we have the moronic Liberals in power that have opened our borders right up!

    • Dana Garcia

      Shouldn’t they want to be buried as near to Mecca as possible?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s actually what the Saudi’s DO with indigent foreign laborers who have the bad luck to die in the magic kingdom, so that is a practice that Muslims would be well acquainted.
      No one more Muslim corpse!

  • Del Evans

    LMAO at the Chutzpah of the Imam who asked “What are they afraid of?”

  • John

    Before the vote yesterday the bloviating Imam went on about how the vote was an ‘opportunity’ for Quebeckers to show their tolerance.

    This from a religion headquartered in a viscous religious-apartheid state where you don’t get to build a church let alone bury your dead in a Christian or a Jewish cemetery.

    He got the tolerance he deserved…no more and no less.

  • Waffle

    A couple of thoughts and observations:

    ** ANY AND ALL stories written by the CBC should be subject to extreme skeptism and scrutiny;
    ** i read this story yesterday — sorry, can’t remember where — but it included statements from one of the people who voted. She said there was no objection to a cemetery per se but to a faith-based one (any faith) in light of the reality of the changing religious and increasingly secular trends in Quebec society. There was support for a multi-faith facility.
    ** The high-lighted remarks of the Muslim organizer point to the fact of the lack of understanding and appreciation for the variety of democratic institutions in our society.

    • Watchman

      The muslim seen are working hard towards an end goal of ensuring future cemeteries reflect the demographic reality of the surrounding community: 100% muslim cemeteries by making the surrounding communities 100% muslim by immigration, procreation, culling of, or deportation of non-muslims.

  • Ego

    “People are demoralized. Outraged.” — Boo-hoo, the poor darlings. Now imagine how the neighborhood would have felt if you had had your way.

    “how come only 19 people can decide the fate of thousands of people” — How come Parliament with only 105+338 members can decide the fate of 36 million people?

    Democracy is a mystery to Muslims.

    • Bless his heart

      Democracy and a republic are not part of Sharia Law. Thus neither has any power over them, they believe.

    • Alain

      The part I noticed was attempting to take issue with the fact that only those people who would be affected by it were allowed to vote. That is really the way all things should be, so there is nothing negative about it.

  • Bless his heart

    Muslims have been desecrating Christian and other cemeteries all around areas that Muslims have taken over or invaded in force.

    • Sue Baker

      And when they get the cemetery…then the bloody screeching call to prayer, mosques. They were smart not letting the camel’s nose in the tent!

  • JoKeR
    • Yo Mama

      Looks like another muzzie cry baby to me!

  • simus1

    A combo marxist muslim cemetery seems plausible. Bury them all in one landfill that meets the strictest enviro clown strictures on fighting pollution on the planet.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    At last sanity prevails.

  • TruthSerum

    Perhaps non-Muslims did not want to risk groundwater contamination and toxic runoff from the decaying Muslim bodies slung into graves – without caskets and embalming?

  • Bubba2 Butane

    Perhaps someone can correct me, but so far as I know, Muslims do not use embalming or even coffins in their burial process. How’s that for leeching into your water tabLe?

    • krystal10

      They bury them in plain wooden coffins but I don’t think they embalm them. They just wash the body, wrap it up in a white cloth and put it in the coffin.

  • Gary

    islam needs hatred to keep it going. Muslims must be in a constant state of being Offended and want revenge which incites their youth to Jihad where they then say it has nothing to do with islam.

  • Minicapt

    “Oh dear … how sad … never mind!”

    Cheers