Quebec imams condemn the NO-vote against a proposed Muslim cemetery in Saint-Apollinaire, and ask: “What are they afraid of?” (You mean you really don’t have a clue?)
CBC (h/t Susan K) The news of Sunday night’s vote opposing the creation of a Muslim cemetery in Saint-Apollinaire has been met with disbelief and dismay in the Muslim community, says a well-known Quebec imam.
“People are demoralized. Outraged. They’re outraged at how come only 19 people can decide the fate of thousands of people,” Hassan Guillet told CBC News on Monday morning.
Guillet said the rejection of the creation of a cemetery was by the people who live adjacent to the proposed project.
Only residents who lived adjacent to the proposed site were allowed to cast ballots. The vote was 19-16 against the cemetery, with one spoiled ballot. A total of 49 residents were entitled to vote in the referendum.
Maybe they don’t like the Muslim custom of throwing bodies wrapped in shrouds without caskets into the ground. Bad for the water supply.
AINA Islam isn’t just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can’t contain the spread of the deadly disease Ebola in West Africa. Ebola victims can be more contagious dead than alive. Their bodies are covered in rashes, blood and other fluids containing the virus.
And under the Islamic faith, corpses are not allowed to be buried in caskets, just wrapped in white sheets, which poses a problem of bacterial infection getting into the water supply.
Before the body is buried, Muslims attending the funeral typically pass a common bowl for use in ablution or washing of the face, feet and hands, compounding the risk of infection. Though these customs are prescribed by Shariah law, they’re extremely dangerous and should be suspended.
Mohamed Labidi, president of the Quebec City mosque said the referendum’s result shocked its members. He said the community had been working to establish a Muslim cemetery for nearly 20 years, and “every time, we run into all kinds of problems.”
Labidi said he feels it’s clear the referendum in Saint-Apollinaire was used as a way to reject the Muslim community. (One can only hope)
“We never thought people could oppose the installation of a cemetery,” he said on Gravel le matin, Radio-Canada’s Montreal morning radio show. “What are they afraid of?” (YOU!)
But Labidi said Muslims wouldn’t be visiting the town that often. All they want is to bury those who’ve died, he said.
Saint-Apollinaire Mayor Bernard Ouellet admitted some of the opposition was founded in fear. For many of the residents, they’re only exposed to negative depictions of Islam in the media, he said. (Are there any other kind?)
“When you lack information, fear predominates,” Ouellet also said on the radio show. “In the worst of cases, they were talking about being invaded or losing their roots as Quebecers.”
(They understand that Muslims immigrate but never assimilate. They take mulitple wives, have large litters of children while forcing their religious demands on the community. They put up oversized mosques where the 5-times a day amplified Call to Prayer disturbs everyone in the neighborhood, not to mention causing home values to tank. When their numbers are large enough, they start to drive out and/or kill the non-Muslims as they’ve done in every country that now has a Muslim majority)