Fire At Tennessee Mosque Site Most Likely Arson

Posted by | August 30, 2010 11:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Saturday fire at the site of what is to be a mosque in Murphreesboro, TN, is likely the result of arson, according to the FBI . Vehicles at the site had been doused with an accelerant,  a substance used to start or spread fires.

The congregation purchased a 15-acre plot in 2009 and announced plans for a center that will include a mosque, educational facilities, a gym, cemetery, and various recreational areas, including tracks, pavilions and a playground.

The project has provoked controversy in Murfreesboro, about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, and statewide.

In July, several hundred opponents of the mosque staged a march against the project. Some objected to Islam itself, carrying signs like “MOSQUE LEADERS SUPPORT KILLING CONVERTS,” while others opposed the project for environmental reasons.

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