World Bulletin / News Desk
The Balearic Muslim League has secured a space for burial for Muslims in Palma's Son Valenti cemetery in the Spanish island after a wait of more than ten years, Majorca Daily Bulletin said.
The League said that they hoped that Spanish authorities would extend the land for Muslim cemetery in the future over some 30'000 Muslim population in the Balearics.
The paper quoted Francisco Jimenez, President of the Muslim League as saying that Son Valenti cemetery was just the beginning.
"The aim now is to ask all town councils in municipalities in the Balearics where there are Muslim communities for space in local cemeteries for Islamic burials."
The League said that they were now satisfied that burials can be conducted according to their faith and that the plots have renewable five-year rental agreements.Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2010, 08:38