Man, the story about the Islamophobic bigots in Texas who are trying to prevent a Muslim cemetery from being allowed in their town just keeps getting dumber and dumber. Just listen to some of the staggeringly stupid things they’re saying to justify their bigotry:
Some residents of the Farmersville, which has a population of 3,000 said that their main concern was the way in which they believed Muslims inter their dead.
“When somebody dies they bury them at that time. They don’t know whether they were shot, diseased or anything else. All they do is wrap them in a sheet from the grave and bury them,” Troy Gosnell told the local CBS station.
Patricia Munroe voiced fears that local drinking water could be polluted.
“We used to grow onions here. We sure enough don’t want to be growing bodies,” said another resident, Mont Hendrick.
Uh yeah, because that’s what happens when you bury dead Muslims (but only dead Muslims), you grow new Muslims. Probably GMO Muslims too. And you have to laugh at the sudden and convenient concern for the environment, which they would totally be expressing if it were a Christian cemetery too (and since less than 10% of all deaths have autopsies performed, these risks, which exist only in their minds, would be exactly the same).
Feelings ran high at a town meeting earlier this week, where direct action was proposed to prevent the Muslims pressing ahead with the project.
Take and dump pig’s blood and put pig’s heads on a post so they won’t buy the land,” one resident said.
He’s a fucking genius.