Rutherford County http://wkyufm.org en Judge Rules Tennessee Mosque Opponents Can Contest Case http://wkyufm.org/post/judge-rules-tennessee-mosque-opponents-can-contest-case <p>A federal judge in Nashville will allow opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque to have a say in the religious freedom case involving the building. Judge Kevin Sharp on Wednesday ruled that the group of neighbors has a legitimate interest in the case. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:37:36 +0000 Associated Press 18298 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Mosque Receives Occupancy Permit http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-mosque-receives-occupancy-permit <p>The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has received its final approval after a nearly two-year legal battle to prevent it from opening. Islamic Center board chairman Essam Fathy said he was relieved and happy the mosque has its permanent occupancy permit. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:48:44 +0000 Associated Press 18007 at http://wkyufm.org After Long Legal Battle, A Tennesse Mosque is Open for Worship http://wkyufm.org/post/after-long-legal-battle-tennesse-mosque-open-worship <p>It&#39;s finally opening day for a Tennessee mosque after opponents waged a two-year court battle trying to stop it. Leaders of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro say they intend to hold midday prayers in the new building Friday. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:10:37 +0000 Associated Press 17174 at http://wkyufm.org Date Set for Opening of New Tennessee Islamic Center http://wkyufm.org/post/date-set-opening-new-tennessee-islamic-center <p>A new mosque in Tennessee that had been the subject of a lawsuit, arson, vandalism and a bomb threat will open for prayers for the first time on Friday. Islamic Center of Murfreesboro board member Saleh Sbenaty said Tuesday that Rutherford County officials issued a temporary occupancy permit that will allow use of the building while the final permit is pending. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 21:17:40 +0000 Associated Press 16977 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Mosque Undergoing Final Inspections, Could Open by End of Ramadan http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-mosque-undergoing-final-inspections-could-open-end-ramadan <p><strong>****Updated 2:04pm****Islamic Center of Murfreesboro Board Chairman Essam Fathy on Tuesday said inspectors had approved the building and it&#39;s expected to open for prayers on Friday.</strong></p><p>Original post:</p><p>An occupancy permit could be granted Tuesday for a Tennessee mosque that&rsquo;s been at the center of controversy. A final inspection was scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, and congregation leaders say they hope to hold their first prayers in the new facility this week. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:45:37 +0000 Associated Press 16940 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Mosque Foes File New Challenge to Facility http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-mosque-foes-file-new-challenge-facility <p>Opponents of a Tennessee mosque are trying to challenge a federal court ruling that overturned their victory in a local court. Plaintiffs have filed a motion against the mosque, the county&rsquo;s zoning resolution, and the local government. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:58:45 +0000 Kevin Willis 16524 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Judge Planned to Halt Construction of Mosque http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-judge-planned-halt-construction-mosque <p>A Tennessee judge says a federal court ruling for a Muslim congregation fighting to open its new mosque short-circuited his intention to stop construction. The Associated Press obtained orders filed Friday by Chancellor Robert Corlew in Murfreesboro. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 15986 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Muslims Won't Be in New Mosque for Start of Ramadan http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-muslims-wont-be-new-mosque-start-ramadan <p>Tennessee Muslims who won a court battle to occupy their new mosque will have to wait a little longer while construction is finished. Construction supervisor David Salimi said a codes inspector visited the site near Murfreesboro Thursday morning but that it will take about two more weeks of work to be ready. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:53:05 +0000 Associated Press 15912 at http://wkyufm.org Update: Tennessee Mosque Could Get OK to Open Today http://wkyufm.org/post/update-tennessee-mosque-could-get-ok-open-today <p>A team of Rutherford County, Tennessee building code inspectors has been inside a Murfreesboro mosque today. That move is part of the process for granting the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro a certificate of occupancy, which was ordered yesterday by a U.S. District Court judge in Nashville. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:44:37 +0000 Kevin Willis 15885 at http://wkyufm.org Update: Tennessee Mosque Could Get OK to Open Today Tennessee Mosque Ordered Open by Judge http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-mosque-ordered-open-judge <p>A federal judge has ordered a Tennessee county to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation&#39;s newly built mosque after a two year fight by opponents. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County Wednesday and asked District Judge Todd Campbell for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown Thursday. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:56:15 +0000 Joe Corcoran 15868 at http://wkyufm.org