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.
“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.