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Sunday, September 24, 2006

They're All Headed in the Same Direction

Critics say that tenants of a new British cemetery, if not of the Muslim persuasion, will be misaligned for the duration of their stay.

Headstones in the new £2.5million High Wood Cemetery in Nottingham will face north-east - as Muslims believe the dead look over their shoulder towards Mecca. This is the way in which all followers of Islam in the UK are buried.

But the move has upset the Church and led to complaints that the policy discriminates against the city's majority Christian population. The traditional direction of burial for Christians is facing east. [Link]

Jason

No matter which way their head is pointing, aren't they all just facing up?

Chris

All except the suspected vampires.

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