It sounds like the title of the new J D Robb novel but plans to have a small section of Marsden Valley Cemetery in Nelson dedicated for the exclusive use of Muslims is fact, not fiction.
This kind of segregation in death is not new.
Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Wesleyan and Hebrew faiths have long had allocated plots at Wakapuaka Cemetery, and Marsden Valley Cemetery has reserved plots for Catholics, children and members of the Returned Services’ Association (RSA).
It reflects the thinking of 100 years ago and does not belong in a so-called modern, multicultural society. We are all the same and equal in life, so we should share a cemetery, unsegregated in death.