One Small Town’s Battle for Tolerance

Author: Helen O’Neill

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/13/AR2010121300292.html

On a crisp November day in 2009, the cemetery on the hill received its first guest – a 28-year-old stonemason killed in a car accident two days earlier.

 

Solemnly his Sufi Muslim brethren buried him beneath a vibrant green headstone – the color of the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani order, which runs a 50-acre farm and mosque here. They prayed for him to rest in peace.

 

But that was not to be.