• In this April 12, 2016 photo, Amjad Bhatti, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, poses inside the mosque in Worcester, Mass. He and other leaders of the mosque are hoping to build a Muslim cemetery on farmland in Dudley, Mass., but residents are vigorously opposing the project. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Backlash greets plans for Muslim cemeteries across US

    DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — 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.