Saturday, August 21, 2010

Garlic Deviation - Highgate Cemetery, London

Carolyn and I went to visit Highgate as I was writing a story on Haunted Cities for Delta Sky. As a former Russian Studies major, I paid my respect to Karl Marx, but this write-up of Dr. Yusuf Mohammed Dadoo caught my eye. The following is partial excerpt.

Doctor and political activist, "Doc" was a Muslim Indian born in South Africa ... His life-long commitment to communism overlay a complex amalgam of Muslim, Indian and African identities. He was buried according to Muslim rites just feet away from Karl Marx. Who knew that is was a Muslim custom to bury the dead just feet away from Karl Marx?

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