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Saturday’s tornado destroyed numerous homes and businesses in rural Collin County. Two people died near a feed store in Copeville and an infant died 20 minutes north in Blue Ridge. 

In Farmersville, Residents Sound Off About Plans For Muslim Cemetery

Aug 5, 2015
City of Farmersville

Farmersville residents who oppose plans for a Muslim cemetery are criticizing Muslim burial practices that they say would pose threats to public health.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

A proposed cemetery has sparked a debate in small-town Texas. The Islamic Association of Collin County wants to build a 34-acre cemetery in Farmersville, about an hour north of Dallas. That’s led to some pretty heated rhetoric from a number of locals who are trying to stop it. Although the mayor of the predominantly white community has said the cemetery is allowed to be built, some people are pushing for a no vote.