NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) will be permitted to occupy its new mosque in time for Ramadan.
WTVF-TV is reporting that a federal judge issued an emergency restraining order Wednesday evening that compels county officials to grant immediate occupancy. The order means that ICM will likely get to celebrate Ramadan beginning Thursday evening in its new facility.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Muslim community is deeply disappointed that they won’t get to celebrate Ramadan in their new mosque, according to an Islamic Center spokesman.
In a hearing on the case yesterday, Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew re-affirmed his earlier ruling that construction of the Mosque can proceed, but Rutherford County won’t be allowed to issue a certificate of occupancy for the facility once it’s complete.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Opponents and supporters of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro were on hand Thursday for the announcement that a Texas man has been charged with threatening to bomb the Center last fall.
Federal officials announced that two indictments have been filed in Nashville against 24-year-old Javier Alan Correa of Corpus Christi, Texas.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are taking criminal action related to a mosque under construction in Tennessee that's been hit by arsonists and vandals and opposed in court.
U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon at the building site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also will attend.
Officials from those federal agencies declined to release more details before the announcement.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of the Murfreesboro Mosque filed for an injunction yesterday in Rutherford County seeking to stop the Mosque’s construction.
Just last week Judge Robert Corlew declared void the 2010 county planning meeting at which the mosque’s construction plan was approved. Corlew opined in his written decision that county officials violated Tennessee’s Sunshine Laws by failing to give sufficient public notice for the meeting.
However, Corlew refused to halt the mosque’s ongoing construction.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- A national Islamic group says it’s alarmed by the reasoning cited by Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew in his decision to void the Murfreesboro Mosque’s construction permit.
The Washington D.C. based Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter this week to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking for federal intervention in the case.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- WMOT News has been telling you this week about a three day training seminar held at the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. That training concluded Wednesday afternoon.
The seminar was conducted by Strategic Engagement Group, a company that believes the American people are under threat from a coordinated, global Muslim conspiracy involving all 56 of the world’s Islamic nations.