Pennsylvania township nixes proposed Islamic cemetery, appeal likely

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(RNS4-MAY28) Ali Colestaneh, 84, reads the Quran to his deceased wife, Monir, and sister, Iran, at the the gravesites at the Garden of Islam cemetery in Portland, Ore. "My wife's soul can see me," says Colestaneh. For use with RNS-BODY-WASHERS, transmitted May 28, 2009. Religion News Service photo by Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) The vote against the proposed 80-plot cemetery on an old farm site would have served a congregation of Bosnian Muslims.