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Murfreesboro mosque hearing gets heated in courthouse hallway
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The battle over a cemetery being planned at a Murfreesboro mosque didn’t end when Monday’s hearing did. Afterwards, a heated confrontation erupted in a courthouse hallway involving supporters and opponents.

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Muslim Cemetery In Tennessee
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By Michael Allen (Opposing Views)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) recently expressed his “deep” concern about a proposed cemetery for Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tenn.




Murfreesboro mosque leader says enough’s enough
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MURFREESBORO — An Islamic Center of Murfreesboro leader Tuesday questioned why plaintiffs opposed to government approval of mosque construction continue to appeal their case.




Mosque celebrates opening
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Each guest was greeted and offered a tour of the facility before being ushered to the main assembly hall for a program with several speakers, including Jerry Martin, U.S. attorney for Middle Tennessee, and Thomas Perez, U.S. assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice.




After a Struggle, Mosque Opens in Tennessee
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(NewYorkTimes)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The worshipers bowed low, their heads touching the freshly laid carpet, as the new mosque filled with echoes of exultation.




Murfreesboro Mosque Granted Temporary Occupancy Permit
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A temporary occupancy permit has been granted for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro after a final inspection on Tuesday morning. Mosque leaders hope to hold evening prayers there as early as Friday.




Mosque opponents file federal motion to stop Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
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Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro filed a motion in federal court Monday claiming that U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell accepted “false allegations” in affirming that the controversial mosque can continue its opening process.




Picnic Held to Support Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
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Sunday in Murfreesboro, people of all faiths gathered in support of a new Islamic center struggling to open on Veals Road. A picnic at Barfield Crescent Park was meant to be a morale boost to the Muslim community who have seen protests and legal complications surround the controversial building of the mosque.




Former SNL Star, Victoria Jackson, Questions Murfreesboro Mosque
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She’s best known for her satirical comedy on Saturday Night Live. Twenty years after leaving the hit show, Victoria Jackson is back in the spotlight, but this time it’s for her political views.




Islamic Center of Murfreesboro receives bomb threat
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Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans said Imam Ossama Bahloul contacted MPD dispatch around 1:30 p.m. today to report a threatening voicemail that was left on an ICM answering machine around 1 a.m. Monday.