Rock Hill, SC
In 2015, city officials in Rock Hill, SC deny an exception for cemetery usage to the Islamic Society of South Carolina. The public hearing before the Zoning Board draws a standing-room crowd voicing strong opposition to the project, including prejudicial statements against Muslims and Islam. The Muslim community does not appeal or take legal action against the decision. In 2017, ISC purchases a different property zoned for cemetery use.
Bryce Bentinck, “Rock Hill, SC,” U.S. Mosque Controversies, accessed October 27, 2021, https://usmc.ecdsomeka.org/items/show/72.