Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

Regional
9:44 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Update: Tennessee Mosque Could Get OK to Open Today

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, as seen earlier this month.

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.

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Regional
3:56 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Planning Commission Still Trying to Get Mosque Plans Finalized

Planning commission members are exploring a new vote on construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro while they appeal a court ruling that stopped occupancy of the nearly finished mosque.

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Regional
1:33 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Remains Vacant as Legal Wrangling Continues

A Rutherford County judge is continuing to block a local mosque from receiving a certificate of occupancy. Chancellor Robert Corlew issued the injunction last month after ruling that county officials did not provide sufficient public notice for the May 2010 meeting where the mosque's construction plans were approved.

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Regional
10:01 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Texas Man Indicted for Threats Made to Tennessee Mosque

The still-under-construction Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

Federal authorities have charged a Texas man with a bomb threat timed to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that targeted a mosque being built in Tennessee. Two indictments were filed Thursday in Nashville against 24-year-old Janier Alan Correa of Corpus Christi.

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Regional
1:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

County Commission Appeal Latest Chapter in Tennessee Mosque Controversy

The Rutherford County Commission has voted to appeal a judge's ruling that voided the approval of a mosque for failing to provide adequate public notice about the facility's construction. The Commission voted 15-6 in favor of the appeal Thursday evening.

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