One Small Town's Battle for Tolerance

December 13, 2010

Author: Helen O'Neill

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

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.