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Multiculturalism is not yet a dead issue.
Not content to battle over turf in the Middle East, local Muslims say they
are being pushed out of the Sydney Rookwood cemetary by Jews and Christians.
SMH-2001-04-16 reports that the Muslim section of the cemetary is nearly
full, and no advance bookings are being accepted. The Jewish section on the
other hand has 15 years capacity, and neither side is volunteering to mix the
The secretary of the Muslim Cemetery Trust, Wasim Raza, is quoted as saying
"The point is that like many peoples of faith, Muslims would like to be buried
in a dedicated area, not all over the place amongst people of different
Apparently the muslim community's commitment to multiculturalism doesn't
extend to being buried alongside the infidels, and cremation is specifically
banned by the Koran. Maybe Allah makes an exception if you are flying a
767, or wearing a TNT suit in an Israeli cafe.