Muslim-only cemetery coming to Long Island

via Newsday via LI Muslims look to set up cemetery

The memorial plaques are in English and Arabic, bearing messages such as “Gateway to Mercy.” The dead are buried in the direction of the Islamic holy city of Mecca.

On a sprawling plain in Mount Sinai, Muslims have turned a section of the Washington Memorial Park into the only large-scale Muslim burial ground on Long Island with a few thousand plots.

Now, Islamic leaders on Long Island want to establish a cemetery to exclusively serve the growing numbers of Muslims in the New York metropolitan area.

Currently burials at the Mount Sinai cemetery attract the faithful from as far away as Brooklyn and Queens. Islamic leaders said they are running short on plots and see that as a sign of how the Islamic community on Long Island is growing, establishing roots and even dying in significant numbers here.

They use part of this nonsectarian cemetery because they have few other alternatives to be buried near others who share their faith. If they are successful in their efforts to acquire land, the cemetery would be one of a relatively small number of Muslim cemeteries in the United States. The nearest Islamic cemetery to Long Island is in Millstone, N.J.

See list of Muslim cemeteries in U.S. and Canada.

“People are coming all the way from New York City to bury their loved ones because they don’t have a choice,” said Nayyar Imam, who is heading efforts to create a Muslim cemetery in eastern Suffolk. Using the nonsectarian Washington Park for now “is like a compromised situation.”

The Islamic faith calls for the dead to be buried as soon as possible, preferably on the same day they died. That often gets complicated at cemeteries such as Washington Park, which normally limits burials after 3 p.m. and on weekends and on holidays.

Imam, who said Washington Park generally cooperates with Islamic traditions, nonetheless noted that because of holidays, for instance, “sometimes you have to wait three days to bury someone, which is a big no-no in Islam.”

He is currently examining vacant land in Middle Island, Riverhead and Baiting Hollow that could be used for an Islamic cemetery and accompanying religious regulations.

For instance, they could allow evening services to allow many more people to attend after work.

“Having a stand-alone Muslim cemetery shows the real growth and maturity of any particular community. It is definitely a milestone,” said Ibrahim Hooper of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. Long Island is home to an estimated 70,000 Muslims, with thousands more in New York City, local Islamic leaders said…

In other words, a Muslim-only cemetery shows the growth of sharia in the U.S.

17 thoughts on “Muslim-only cemetery coming to Long Island

  1. They have a right to bury their dead, the more the merrier. As long as they stop trying to take over America I could careless what they do. In God I Trust.

  2. The Jews have had seperate cemetaries forever. As long as my tax dollars don’t support it I couldn’t care less. Dead muslims don’t bother me.

  3. The goal is of course, for the whole country is to be “Muslim Only.” inch by inch its a cinch!

    Of course they are not able to integrate, so we will need separate everything for them, schools, businesses, swimming pools, dance class, etc, and their desire to take more real estate will be unending. Eventually, they will seize it all.

    Expect the violence to increase constantly as their numbers increase, and hair trigger riots for the slightest imagined offense.

    Google “what Islam is not” and watch the video.

    We should repatriate their dead to Israel.This is the greatest threat of the 21st century.

    Their whole history has been this way since the 7th century, and they follow the koran, so you must read it.

    They are the people of Revelation, that we must do battle with eventually.

  4. You stupid dumb fucking people…what you don’t know your afraid of…how sad 4 U…U all must be republican’s to incite such hatred…may your God forgive you if you have the right god lmfao

  5. Victims of “honor killings,” (pardon the expression,) are not permitted to be buried in a muslim cemetary. They’re not permitted to have a headstone with their names engraved etc.They’re supposed to be thrown away like garbage. Even a muslim cemetary rubs me the wrong way. I don’t want this trash to have any human amenities. Yes, I’m prejudiced…so?

  6. One more thing…has anybody noticed that Om Thang has not posted in awhile? He’s a muslim who has renounced islam and lives in Singapore which could be dicey. I haven’t seen any postings by him for awhile and just hope he’s alright.

  7. This is the stupidest thing I have ever read. Seriously. Other religious groups have cemeteries that are exclusive, so what is the big deal about Muslims doing the same? Age old right wing hysteria on display. Also, I love the hate filled comments on this blog. You right wing loons really help us left wingers every time you open your mouths. Keep it up!

    • You left wing loons – who comment here frequently – are typically the first targets of Muslims (who are far right wing) when they come to dominate the population in any area.

  8. All-Muslim cemeteries do not represent “growth of Sharia” in the US. What about Catholic or Jewish only cemeteries? Muslims are here to stay. They have the right to their own institutions like any other community.

    Also, list of Muslim cememeteries is incomplete. There are many more than those listed on the website quoted in the article.

  9. Enough of the racist crap. Like it or not, Muslims are here to stay. If there are Catholic and Jewish cemeteries, why not Muslim. What does a Muslim cemetery have to do with sharia?

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