Islamic Cemetery Plans Endorsed in Gwinnett

June 5, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

On June 5, 2003 Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "Gwinnett [GA] planning commissioners endorsed a preliminary plat for an Islamic cemetery near Lawrenceville on Tuesday night, helping clear the way for work on the burial ground... No citizens spoke against the plat approval, which passed unanimously. The Gwinnett County Commission will review the legal document, which depicts the layout of the site, and take a final vote on it later this month. Sponsored by the Georgia Islamic Institute in Lawrenceville, the 1,276-plot cemetery will go on 5 acres on New Hope Road, near its intersection with Grayson-New Hope Road... The institute’s imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz A. Ghaffar Khan, said work on the cemetery should begin soon, and its landscaping and fencing will be installed within 60 days."