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  • Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site[UK]

    10/11/2007 10:58:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 93 replies · 2,817+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | Daily Mail
    A row has erupted over a plan to dig up a third of a million bodies from an historic east London cemetery to make way for a new Muslim burial site. Tower Hamlets council in London is considering reopening the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End to answer a long-running campaign for a Muslim graveyard in the area. The park, off Bow Common Lane, was deconsecrated as a Church of England cemetery by Parliament in 1966, after being deemed full with about 350,000 bodies buried there. It is not yet clear what the Council proposes to do with the...
  • Ground Zero: Leave No One Behind

    11/03/2006 10:16:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 11/6/6 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    When I read that over 100 pieces of human remains had been uncovered at Ground Zero last month, my thoughts immediately turned to the WTC Families For Proper Burial. This is an organization comprised of people who lost family members in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and it's been pushing city officials to conduct a thorough forensic search of the area ever since. After having heard from founder Diane Horning (she and her husband Kurt lost their son in the WTC), I referenced the group in a follow-up blog post to an SFGate article I'd written titled, "The Cheapening...
  • Battle rages over Chancellorsville

    12/31/2002 11:01:22 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 127+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2003 (Happy New Year!) | By Matthew Barakat
    <p>FREDERICKSBURG, Va. ? Skirmishes between developers and Civil War buffs seeking to preserve battlefields are common in rapidly growing Northern Virginia, which also was the epicenter of the Civil War.</p> <p>But now a full-fledged national battle has erupted over a proposal to build a new town called Chancellorsville on the land that gave Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee his greatest victory.</p>