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Proposed Muslim Cemetery Sparks Protest In Rural Massachusetts

Dudley residents look on as attorney Jason Talerman, right, and civil engineer Imad Zrein present the Muslim cemetery plan for Corbin Road at a packed public hearing on Thursday evening. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dudley residents look on as attorney Jason Talerman, right, and civil engineer Imad Zrein present the Muslim cemetery plan for Corbin Road at a packed public hearing on Thursday evening. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dealing with the dead is a duty shared by people across all religions and cultures. But even cemeteries can be the source of division. In the rural town of Dudley, Massachusetts, a proposal for a new Muslim cemetery located on old farmland has caused a bitter response and unloosed the kind of anger and resentment that are rocking the country.

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