Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Buried Under Bigotry, Con't

Well, the story of how nutjobs in Farmersville, Texas are calling on town leaders to reject a Muslim cemetery is bad enough, especially since the town's Baptist minister is the one leading the charge. But right on cue, the story just got a whole lot more awful.

“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. 
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.

Why no, 14 years after 9/11, America is still as Islamophobic as ever, and the real shame is thinking that this ridiculousness is limited to a podunk town in Texas and not the people you know.

Alia Salem with the Council on American Islamic Relations of Dallas, tried to dispel locals’ concerns. 
“They are fearful of what they don’t understand and hopefully it’s an opportunity for us to come together and learn a little bit more about each other and hopefully dispel some of those misconceptions.

Americans don't learn squat.  Good luck with that.

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