Islam en Murfreesboro Mosque Holds Open House <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">MURFREESBORO, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has celebrated its official opening with food and fellowship.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">The Daily News Journal reports guests on Sunday included U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin and U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez.</span></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:22:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 17980 at Positive Response to Murf. "Love Your Muslim Neighbor" Billboard <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Christian ministry Sojourners says response has been overwhelmingly positive to its billboard in Murfreesboro urging residents to “Love your Muslim neighbors.”</p><p>In recent months, Sojourners has placed the billboards in Joplin, Missouri, where a Mosque was burned down, and in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where Sikh worshipers were murdered&nbsp;in their temple.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:25:03 +0000 Mike Osborne 16560 at Positive Response to Murf. "Love Your Muslim Neighbor" Billboard Mosque Opponents Move to Join Federal Court Case <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) — A federal judge will rule this week on whether opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque can have a say in a religious discrimination case involving the building.</span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:42:14 +0000 AP/WMOT 15001 at Gov. Haslam Tries to Correct Sharia "Confusion" <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is responding to what it calls "confusion" about the role of a Muslim staffer and a council that has advised two state departments on Islamic affairs.</span></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:47:48 +0000 AP/WMOT 14728 at Rutherford County Commission Votes To Challenge Judge's Mosque Ruling <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Rutherford County Planning Commission has voted to appeal a court decision that voided their approval of the Murfreesboro Mosque.</p><p>The Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 Monday&nbsp;night to challenge Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew&rsquo;s decision in the case. Corlew ruled May 29 that the Commission failed to provide sufficient public notice for the 2010 meeting at which they approved the mosque&rsquo;s construction permit.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:35:17 +0000 Mike Osborne 11965 at