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ELISE AMENDOLA/Associated Press
Desiree Moninski walks April 12 on land located across from her house in Dudley, Mass., which is the site of a proposed Muslim cemetery, a project vigorously opposed by area residents. Regarding the land once farmed by her grandparents, Moninski said she and other opponents have legitimate concerns that have nothing to do with Islam. “I grew up here. It’s farmland, and I’d like to see it stay that way,” she said.

Denise Lavoie

Associated Press

DUDLEY, Mass. — On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.

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