Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:48 PM
DeSwiss (24,358 posts)
Judge Says Murfreesboro Mosque Can Open
Source: The Tennessean
July 18, 2012 - 3:18PM
Attorneys for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro are beginning their arguments in Nashville's federal court, hoping to get the congregation into its new mosque by sundown tomorrow -- the start of the holy month of Ramadan. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it's suing Rutherford County, claiming violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.
The county refused to issue an occupancy certificate for a new Islamic center last month in compliance with a state chancery court ruling. At issue was the county's notice for a land-use hearing on the mosque two years ago. The lawsuit claims the chancery court held the county to a higher standard on for notice on the mosque than it would other religious groups.
Updated at 4:50 p.m.
A federal judge in Nashville has ruled a Murfreesboro mosque can open for Ramadan. Judge Todd Campbell also said the mosque must go through the inspection process like any other new building.
Check back with Tennessean.com for details on the ruling.
Read more: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120718/NEWS06/120718005/UPDATED-Judge-says-Murfreesboro-mosque-can-open
- If you see the church steeple in the background of the mosque in the above photo, the whole picture becomes clearer.....
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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:03 PM
longship (24,399 posts)
1. What about the First Amendment do these people not understand?
It is just hate, something which their Christian teachings casts away. If these douche bag assholes would read the sermon on the mount, maybe they would understand what the teachings of Jesus was about.
Thank god -- so to speak -- I am an atheist.
And, BTW, fuck these douche bags.
Response to longship (Reply #1)
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:08 PM
cstanleytech (6,741 posts)
3. They think that it is only to protect their religion because we are a "Christian Nation" after all.
Frankly I wish I could travel back in time to find out what fool started that whole Christian nation bs and give them a good kick in the ass while I was wearing some steel toed boots because they have really helped cause alot of problems because of that bs they started.
Response to DeSwiss (Original post)
Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:22 AM
Douglas Carpenter (18,614 posts)
7. Federal judge clears way for new Tennessee mosque to open for Ramadan
(CNN) -- A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county to conduct a final inspection of a new mosque, clearing the way for worshippers to possibly begin using the building in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Thursday.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell is the latest development in a two-year battle over the opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, near Nashville, that has been marked by legal challenges and anti-Muslim sentiment
The construction site had been vandalized multiple times, including by an arson attack in 2010, and federal authorities have charged a Texas man with calling in a bomb threat to the center before last year's anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
"Not welcome" was spray-painted by vandals on a sign announcing the construction of the project.
Four county residents filed suit to block the mosque in September 2010, arguing it posed a "risk of terrorism generated by proselytizing for Islam and inciting the practices of Sharia law" and that planning commissioners violated their due process rights. They also demanded the judge bar any approval until the Islamic center showed that it was not interested in "the overthrow of the American system of government, laws and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution."
Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/19/justice/tennesee-mosque-lawsuit/