The leaders of a tiny upstate town some 180 miles from Ground Zero are demanding that a Muslim group dig up and remove two bodies they buried on their land.
They say the group, a Sufi religious order, is maintaining an illegal cemetery in Sidney, N.Y., - pop. 5,993.
A spokesman for the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani order claims the town okayed the burial ground five years ago and is singling them out now simply because they're Muslims
Town supervisor Bob McCarthy raised objections to their cemetery right around the time protests erupted in downtown Manhattan over plans to build an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, Hass said
"Once again, I filed a burial permit and there were no objections," he said.
Then last month, the Sidney town board passed "an injunction prohibiting the burying of bodies on private property in violation of" state and town laws.
That injunction appears to fly in the face of the town zoning code, which permits graveyards on private property as long as they're in a contiguous 15 acre area.
Seriously can these bigots just give it a rest rather than give bullshit reasons to reverse a permit that they already issued? Do they have no respect for the dead?
And on another note, what is the point of terrorizing Sufis? They're like the Quakers of Islam and all the Muslim fundies don't consider them real Muslims.