Members of Rock Hill's only mosque are planning to build the city's first private cemetery for local Muslims.

"We want a place to bury our family members in the Muslim tradition," said Nazir Cheema, a member of Masjid Al-Salam, "and we want to do it here in Rock Hill, where we are members of the community and love our community."

The cemetery, which would be owned and operated by the Islamic Center of South Carolina, would be on Bird Street near Anderson Road, not far from St. Anne Catholic Church and its school.

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