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Austria's first ever Islamic cemetery will see its first burial tomorrow (Fri).

Omar Al-Rawi, a Social Democrat (SPÖ) municipal councillor and the person responsible for integration at the Islamic Believers Denomination (IG), said today the first body to be buried there would be that of a Moroccan who worked for the UN in Vienna and died of illness.

The service will take place after the daily prayers at the site in southern Vienna.

Al-Rawi said the cemetery was available to every Muslim who died and parcels of land in it would be not sold or reserved for anyone. The cemetery would be open to all who wanted to visit it, just like any other, he added.


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