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Feds to Investigate Town's Rejection of Muslim Cemetery

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Massachusetts town violated the civil rights of an Islamic group when officials there rejected plans for a Muslim cemetery, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced Thursday. Ortiz said the investigation will determine whether the town of Dudley violated the right to religious exercise by the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester. The Islamic group purchased 55 acres of farmland in Dudley for a Muslim cemetery, but town officials rejected the...

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