Texans Flip Out Over Muslim Cemetery

Another lesson for those who think there’s no such thing as Islamophobia. People in the small town of Farmersville, Texas are losing their damn minds over plans to build a cemetery for Muslims, to be used by several mosques and Muslim groups in the area.

More than 100 residents packed into City Council chambers to share their disapproval of a proposal that would bring an Islamic cemetery within city limits.

“It is my duty and my right to warn when there is a danger,” said one resident during the 30-minute public comment portion.

The standing-room-only crowd even had some residents waiting outside, hoping to hear the comments.

“That is not the right land use,” one resident said. “It’s going to be a great big issue and it’s going to kill Farmersville,” said another.

Oh, please do explain how a cemetery is going to “kill” the town. I’m all ears. And please tell us of this “danger.” Do you think Muslim zombies are going to roam the town beheading people?

“This is not an issue about religion; this is an issue about human dignity,” said the Islamic Association’s resident scholar Khalil Abdur-Rashid. He said all this anger stems from misinformation and confusion.

“Some thought it was a mosque going to be built; others thought it was a training ground,” Abdur-Rashid said. “We want to be very clear that this is a cemetery.”

No, this doesn’t stem from misinformation or confusion. It stems from the fact that these people are morons and bigots, period.

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  • marcozandrini

    Read the comments on the lnked website. No wonder they call Texass the “Loon Star State.”

  • marcozandrini

    Read the comments on the lnked website. No wonder they call Texass the “Loon Star State.”

  • eric

    @1: I can’t view them, I get this weird window-in-window on the site. But I’ll take your word on it. Personally, I liked the one interviewee’s comment about needing to know their burial practices. Because when a town council is deciding on whether to approve a cemetery site, it’s just crucial that the residents agree with what prayers are going to be said over the bodies.

  • eric

    @1: I can’t view them, I get this weird window-in-window on the site. But I’ll take your word on it. Personally, I liked the one interviewee’s comment about needing to know their burial practices. Because when a town council is deciding on whether to approve a cemetery site, it’s just crucial that the residents agree with what prayers are going to be said over the bodies.

  • colnago80

    This is all the proof required to concluded that Islam is a death cult and must be removed from the world.

    http://goo.gl/ZbHcDf

  • colnago80

    This is all the proof required to concluded that Islam is a death cult and must be removed from the world.

    http://goo.gl/ZbHcDf

  • Larry

    Can you even imagine the mind explosions if the cemetery were for gay-married muslims?

  • Larry

    Can you even imagine the mind explosions if the cemetery were for gay-married muslims?

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    This is a very Real Threat and you should be afraid! Everyone Knows that muslim undead have 2-3 times the hit points of regular Atheist/Pagan zombies. (Christian, zombies, of course are not a real thing thanks to Christ’s Blood!)

    Joke all you want, but you will be calling out to God when they Rise up! And there will not a Christ, or Ash, or Rick Grimes there to save you!

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    This is a very Real Threat and you should be afraid! Everyone Knows that muslim undead have 2-3 times the hit points of regular Atheist/Pagan zombies. (Christian, zombies, of course are not a real thing thanks to Christ’s Blood!)

    Joke all you want, but you will be calling out to God when they Rise up! And there will not a Christ, or Ash, or Rick Grimes there to save you!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, we have to put our foot down here, or the next thing you know they’ll want living Muslins inside the city limits, too!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, we have to put our foot down here, or the next thing you know they’ll want living Muslins inside the city limits, too!

  • Alverant

    I heard someone complained because by muslim tradition they don’t use coffins, they just bury the bodies wrapped in cloth. I would think that would be preferable in areas with low mineral content in the soil. Maybe that’s what they’re scared of. They don’t want to eat plants that got their nutrients from the bodies of dead muslims. It’s homeopathy taken to a whole new level!

  • Alverant

    I heard someone complained because by muslim tradition they don’t use coffins, they just bury the bodies wrapped in cloth. I would think that would be preferable in areas with low mineral content in the soil. Maybe that’s what they’re scared of. They don’t want to eat plants that got their nutrients from the bodies of dead muslims. It’s homeopathy taken to a whole new level!

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Do the residents of Farmersville, TX, want those evil sneaky Muslim corpses buried right next to their good clean Christian cadavers?

    Or would they rather insist that the Muslims just live forever?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Do the residents of Farmersville, TX, want those evil sneaky Muslim corpses buried right next to their good clean Christian cadavers?

    Or would they rather insist that the Muslims just live forever?

  • carpenterman

    These residents don’t need to worry about zombies, Muslim or otherwise. Zombies eat brains.

  • carpenterman

    These residents don’t need to worry about zombies, Muslim or otherwise. Zombies eat brains.

  • eric

    @7: AFAIK coffins don’t actually have a long-term impact on whether you ‘go to soil’ or not. Cemeteries typically put a concrete bural vault around the coffin to do that. And they don’t do it out of some squeamishness over decay, they do it to keep the lawn nice and neat. Without the vault, the grave soil will sink/settle (even if you had a coffin), which can (a) disturb the relatives, and (b) prevent the use of ride-on mowers, both of which leads to (c) loss of profits.

  • eric

    @7: AFAIK coffins don’t actually have a long-term impact on whether you ‘go to soil’ or not. Cemeteries typically put a concrete bural vault around the coffin to do that. And they don’t do it out of some squeamishness over decay, they do it to keep the lawn nice and neat. Without the vault, the grave soil will sink/settle (even if you had a coffin), which can (a) disturb the relatives, and (b) prevent the use of ride-on mowers, both of which leads to (c) loss of profits.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Burial’s an idiotic tradition. I prefer having them stuffed and propping them up on the couch in the living room. That way they can continue to watch over me. Yes, I am going on another date with Melissa. No, she is good enough for me, Mother!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Burial’s an idiotic tradition. I prefer having them stuffed and propping them up on the couch in the living room. That way they can continue to watch over me. Yes, I am going on another date with Melissa. No, she is good enough for me, Mother!

  • abb3w

    Modusoperandi

    I prefer having them stuffed and propping them up on the couch in the living room.

    I’m surprised you’re such a fan of the notorious atheist Jeremy Bentham.

  • abb3w

    Modusoperandi

    I prefer having them stuffed and propping them up on the couch in the living room.

    I’m surprised you’re such a fan of the notorious atheist Jeremy Bentham.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    I am going to have to disagree with Macrozandrini, and say don’t read the comments on the linked website. Nothing good will come of it.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    I am going to have to disagree with Macrozandrini, and say don’t read the comments on the linked website. Nothing good will come of it.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    abb3w “I’m surprised you’re such a fan of the notorious atheist Jeremy Bentham.”

    Only because I needed someone to play chess with Mother after she stopped playing it with me. No, I did not cheat, Mother!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    abb3w “I’m surprised you’re such a fan of the notorious atheist Jeremy Bentham.”

    Only because I needed someone to play chess with Mother after she stopped playing it with me. No, I did not cheat, Mother!

  • Artor

    Colnago80’s continuing genocidal bloviations are all the proof required to conclude that he belongs to a death cult and must be removed from the world.

  • Artor

    Colnago80’s continuing genocidal bloviations are all the proof required to conclude that he belongs to a death cult and must be removed from the world.

  • Alverant

    Gee Eric, why did you have to ruin my conspiracy theory with facts? (jk)

    I’m wondering if the town folk know that. In a way it doesn’t matter if a barrier is there or not, if the people don’t know about it, they may still be worried about bits of former-muslim getting into their soil.

  • Alverant

    Gee Eric, why did you have to ruin my conspiracy theory with facts? (jk)

    I’m wondering if the town folk know that. In a way it doesn’t matter if a barrier is there or not, if the people don’t know about it, they may still be worried about bits of former-muslim getting into their soil.

  • theguy

    “This is all the proof required to concluded that Islam is a death cult and must be removed from the world.”

    How exactly are you proposing that be done? Now I see your anger about the Iran deal in a whole new (scary) light.

  • Synfandel

    colnago80, Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeez’s mosque in Chattanooga has condemned his actions, cancelled its much-anticipated Eid celebrations, and planned a mourning service in its place. And you condemn these people? What the fuck is the matter with you?

  • rory

    SLC, to save time, maybe you could just tell us what groups of people you don’t support genocide against.

  • eric

    @16: well part of the article mentioned people complaining about the highway next to the land being only a couple lanes across. That implies to me that the townies’ real issue is with the thought of lots of live mooslims visiting, not dead ones being in the field. Or maybe they were just throwing out a standard traffic excuse for bigotry. Actually I guess it could be both; they could be making up a bulls**t traffic excuse and upset at the idea of muslims coming into town.

  • tsig

    I thought Texans liked dead Muslims, the more the merrier, as a bonus they can go piss on the graves.

  • eric

    @11:

    Burial’s an idiotic tradition. I prefer having them stuffed and propping them up on the couch in the living room.

    Maybe these guys are confusing Islam with the Zoroastrian and Buddhist sects that practice sky burial.

    Off-topic, but the phrase “sky burial” makes me think about having my body disposed of by being shot into orbit. Or taken up into orbit and then dropped on my enemies. Its the only way to be sure.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    This wouldn’t even come up if Obama, “our” “‘president”, had stopped them at the Mexican border like he’s supposed to!

  • StevoR

    @22. eric : You may already know this but Clyde Tombaugh’s ashes were placed aboard New horizons and are now past the planet he found :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Tombaugh#Death

    Technically I guess that makes him he’s the fastest man on Earth in human history so far and first person to leave our solar system albeit with the caveat of being dead buried*and cremated.

    * Aussie political in joke.

  • StevoR

    @22. eric : You may already know this but Clyde Tombaugh’s ashes were placed aboard New horizons and are now past the planet he found :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Tombaugh#Death

    Technically I guess that makes him he’s the fastest man on Earth in human history so far and first person to leave our solar system albeit with the caveat of being dead buried*and cremated.

    * Aussie political in joke.

  • freehand

    Even Texas will eventually run out of room. These folks should all just burn the dead and scatter their ashes somewhere appropriate (under a newly planted tree, or the ocean, or cast into a storm). Or look to John Prine’s Please Don’t Bury Me for specifics.

    .

    “Throw my brain in a hurricane,

    The blind can have my eyes,

    And the deaf can take both of my ears

    If they dont mind the size”

  • laurentweppe

    Do you think Muslim zombies are going to roam the town beheading people?

    First they build a Muslim cemetery, a before you know it, the walking dead jihadis take over, moaning “Halal Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains

  • laurentweppe

    Do you think Muslim zombies are going to roam the town beheading people?

    First they build a Muslim cemetery, a before you know it, the walking dead jihadis take over, moaning “Halal Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains

  • dingojack

    Well yes — I mean would you want to live near* a bunch of dead ‘death-cultists’**? It might lead to anything — even dancing!!!

    @@ Dingo

    —————

    * read as: exactly the same distance as from any other cemetery.

    ** as opposed to our local ‘nuke the living fuck outta everyone who’s not like us‘ cultists… not death-cultists at all – oh no never… @@

  • dingojack

    Well yes — I mean would you want to live near* a bunch of dead ‘death-cultists’**? It might lead to anything — even dancing!!!

    @@ Dingo

    —————

    * read as: exactly the same distance as from any other cemetery.

    ** as opposed to our local ‘nuke the living fuck outta everyone who’s not like us‘ cultists… not death-cultists at all – oh no never… @@

  • Hoosier X

    Colnago seems very happy that four Marines were killed in Tennessee. He wasted no time in swooping in and exploiting the tragedy in a desperate attempt to justify his Islamophobia.

    Disgusting.

  • Hoosier X

    Colnago seems very happy that four Marines were killed in Tennessee. He wasted no time in swooping in and exploiting the tragedy in a desperate attempt to justify his Islamophobia.

    Disgusting.

  • StevoR

    PS. I want my dead body fired down to the Genesis planet from Star Trek III and beamed up once I’m alive again! Hey it worked for Spock!

    Also this reminds me of this one seen on Snopes the other week :

    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/onejew.asp

    (Gravediggers humor.)

  • dingojack

    a) cremate the body*

    b) place the sieved ashes in a weather balloon*

    c) fill the balloon with Helium or Hydrogen*

    d) release**

    The ashes will be taken into near outer space by the balloon and, when it bursts released, to re-enter the atmosphere and, eventually, re-settle over the surface of the Earth.

    Dingo

    ———

    * (to hell with the carbon footprint – it’s not as if you gonna make any more at that stage)

    ** hopefully recover the balloon to reduce the chance of killing some bird, turtle or the like, who tries to eat it.

  • dingojack

    a) cremate the body*

    b) place the sieved ashes in a weather balloon*

    c) fill the balloon with Helium or Hydrogen*

    d) release**

    The ashes will be taken into near outer space by the balloon and, when it bursts released, to re-enter the atmosphere and, eventually, re-settle over the surface of the Earth.

    Dingo

    ———

    * (to hell with the carbon footprint – it’s not as if you gonna make any more at that stage)

    ** hopefully recover the balloon to reduce the chance of killing some bird, turtle or the like, who tries to eat it.

  • lorn

    Sounds good. A dead relative holding up a light in my living room, one by the door as coat rack, and another holding the toilet paper in the bath. I always use the car pool lane … they want two or more people … nothing about them having to be alive. I think granny likes to go on trips.

  • lorn

    Sounds good. A dead relative holding up a light in my living room, one by the door as coat rack, and another holding the toilet paper in the bath. I always use the car pool lane … they want two or more people … nothing about them having to be alive. I think granny likes to go on trips.

  • StevoR

    @3. colnago80 : “This is all the proof required to concluded that Islam is a death cult and must be removed from the world.”

    So by that logic all atheists are to blame for the actions of Chapel Hill mass murderer and atheism needs to be removed from the world too?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chapel-hill-shooting-craig-stephen-hicks-condemned-all-religions-on-facebook-prior-to-muslim-massmurder-arrest-10038126.html

    Actually you can find examples of mass murderers and hateful violent bigots from all religions and belief systems. Except possibly the Quakers, Jains and non-violent followers of Mahatma Gandhi. (Hindus OTOH have been known to attack and kill Muslims in India and even Buddhists are caught up in violence against Rohinga Muslims in Bangladesh.)

  • StevoR

    @3. colnago80 : “This is all the proof required to concluded that Islam is a death cult and must be removed from the world.”

    So by that logic all atheists are to blame for the actions of Chapel Hill mass murderer and atheism needs to be removed from the world too?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chapel-hill-shooting-craig-stephen-hicks-condemned-all-religions-on-facebook-prior-to-muslim-massmurder-arrest-10038126.html

    Actually you can find examples of mass murderers and hateful violent bigots from all religions and belief systems. Except possibly the Quakers, Jains and non-violent followers of Mahatma Gandhi. (Hindus OTOH have been known to attack and kill Muslims in India and even Buddhists are caught up in violence against Rohinga Muslims in Bangladesh.)

  • busterggi
  • whheydt

    Re: alverant @ #7…

    When the older of my two sisters died in 2009 (the other is still alive) from ALS (14 months from diagnosis to death…I don’t recommend it as a way to go), she specified a “natural” burial. No enbalming, no coffin and a tree planted as a memorial marker. We found a cemetery in eastern Washington state that is run that way and that’s where she is buried. It’s becoming increasingly common to find cemeteries or parts of cemeteries run that way.

  • whheydt

    Re: alverant @ #7…

    When the older of my two sisters died in 2009 (the other is still alive) from ALS (14 months from diagnosis to death…I don’t recommend it as a way to go), she specified a “natural” burial. No enbalming, no coffin and a tree planted as a memorial marker. We found a cemetery in eastern Washington state that is run that way and that’s where she is buried. It’s becoming increasingly common to find cemeteries or parts of cemeteries run that way.

  • sytec

    Muslim zombies, christian zombies atheist zombies…. same protocol: one in the chest and double tap the head

  • sytec

    Muslim zombies, christian zombies atheist zombies…. same protocol: one in the chest and double tap the head

  • peterh

    A cemetery is a waste of land.

    @ #30:

    There’s quite a large carbon footprint associated with a cremation. How that might compare over time with a “perpetual care” provision, I don’t have the numbers.

  • chilidog99

    What if they get in the ground water?

  • chilidog99

    What if they get in the ground water?

  • iangould

    You’d think if there was one kind of Muslims these idiots would be okay with, it’d be dead ones.

  • iangould

    You’d think if there was one kind of Muslims these idiots would be okay with, it’d be dead ones.

  • notruescott

    Look, if you have a muslin cemetery in town, it just encourages suicide bombings!!!!1!!

  • notruescott

    Look, if you have a muslin cemetery in town, it just encourages suicide bombings!!!!1!!