Muslim Sect Causes Stir in Walkersville

August 30, 2007

Author: Rona Marech

Source: The Baltimore Sun,0,682115.story?coll=bal_tab01_layout

WALKERSVILLE - This small town of shady porches and green fields saw its last murder in 1929. The mayor runs a feed and seed store, where on Monday nights he presides over a long-running dominoes game. Many people live here because their parents and grandparents lived here before them.

And they like things the way they are.

So, a Muslim group's plan to purchase 224 acres of farmland to use for an annual convention and other activities has created a stir - one of the biggest in decades.