US Attorney opens civil rights investigation into Dudley, Massachusetts denial of Islamic cemetery

An old barn stands on land located in Dudley, Mass., which is the site of a proposed Muslim cemetery, a project vigorously opposed by area residents. (Courtesy of Fox News via AP Photo:Elise Amendola)
An old barn stands on land located in Dudley, Mass., which is the site of a proposed Muslim cemetery, a project vigorously opposed by area residents. (Courtesy of Fox News via AP Photo:Elise Amendola)

 

(BOSTON) AUG 18 – THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THURSDAY SAYING IT WILL LOOK INTO WHETHER THERE’S BEEN A VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF TWO ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES THAT WANT TO BUILD A CEMETERY IN MASSACHUSETTS.
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THE TOWN ISSUING A STATEMENT THURSDAY SAYING THEY WELCOME THE INVESTIGATION AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THAT THE TOWN’S ZONING AND LAND USE PRACTICES DO NOT VIOLATE ANY RELIGIOUS RIGHTS OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF GREATER WORCESTER. MEANWHILE, BOTH SIDES REPORT THAT THEY CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE THE CASE. DUDLEY’S ATTORNEY SAYING – QUOTE – IT’S NOT A DISCRIMINATION CASE, IT’S A LAND USE CASE.

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