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