Federal Judge Allows Tennessee Mosque To Open, Against Anti-Muslim Opposition

Posted by | July 19, 2012 09:46 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Attempts to prevent a Murfreesboro, TN mosque from opening have failed.

The Justice Department is accusing Rutherford County of violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 by holding the mosque to a different standard than other religious institutions built in the county. The Islamic Center argued that it was being unconstitutionally blocked “merely because local anti-Islamic protests have made the mosque controversial.”

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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