MSNBC Keith Olberman calls town supervisor of Sidney (NY) Bob McCarthy "The Worst Person in the World".
Hate of Islam strikes the upstate New York hamlet of Sidney Center. The town board unanimously voted to begin legal proceedings against the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Sufi Muslim community over their cemetery. The cemetery was legally established in 2005 but the newly elected board, headed by supervisor Bob McCarthy, are looking for any possible way to sue the only Muslim center in the area. The cemetery itself is very small. There are two graves there, belonging to Amir Celoski and Yunus Tanveer Iqbal. Amir was 28 and was to be married this April when a reckless dricker struck his vehicle from behind. He died instantaneously. Yunus lost his battle with stomach cancer this July. He was 29 and studying to be a doctor. Yunus and Amir loved this community and land, it was their final wish to be buried here. Their families honored their wish. But the town supervisor of the Delaware County town of Sidney, Bob McCarthy, wants their bodies “disinterred”, i.e. ripped out from their resting places. McCarthy authorized the town to commence legal proceedings against the Muslim center although he says, “I don’t know what the exact law is”.
This is an insult to American Muslims, the Constitution, and common decency. It tantamounts to a hate crime. If you feel compelled to take action, contact the local elected officials listed below. May Allah (swt) reward you for defending the Truth.
Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (Republican)
1 Kattelville Road
Binghamton, NY 13901
State Senator John Bonacic (Republican)
111 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
201 Dolson Avenue, Suite F
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344 3311
Sidney Town Supervisor Bob McCarthy
41 Wood Road
Sidney, NY 13838
Also, rights advocacy groups such as the ACLU should be contacted:
New York Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street,
New York, NY 10004
Here is a link to the Huffington Post article regarding this act of hate: “Tiny Upstate New York Town Wants Local Muslims to Dig Up Their Cemetery”