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.