FEDERAL JUDGE RULES: TENNESEE MOSQUE TO OPEN

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Federal judge rules: Tennesee mosque to open

In a Thursday, June 21, 2012 file photo, a worker walks out of the construction site of a mosque then-being built in Murfreesboro, Tenn. On Wednesday, a federal judge allowed the controversial religious center to open for Ramadan despite protest from non-Muslims in Murfreesboro County. Photo Credit:AP/Erik Schelzig

A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county on Wednesday to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation’s newly built mosque after a two-year fight from opponents.

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County earlier in the day 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. …

The future of the mosque had been in question since May, when a local judge overturned the county’s approval of the mosque construction.

Read more:http://times247.com/articles/judge-tennesee-mosque-may-open#ixzz212N8RE1p

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