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Muslims to have their own cemetery in Quebec after long wait

Date: August 7, 2017 Author: newsfeed.pk Category: Brokerage Short URL Comments: 0

Quebec (IINA) - Finally the Muslims living in Quebec City, Canada will have their own cemetery after they have been looking for it for two decades but made a renewed push after they completed the payment for the city's main mosque in 2011.

Mayor Regis Labeaume and members of the Muslim community said at a news conference recently that the cemetery would be located on a parcel of land of about 6,000 square metres the city is selling for about $270,000 plus taxes, The News International reported.

According to CTV News, the cemetery was expected to be ready this fall. The news came just three weeks after a proposal aimed at setting up a Muslim cemetery in a town southwest of Quebec City was defeated in a referendum by a 19-16 margin.

Source: International Islamic News Agency