Murfreesboro mosque foes seek to stop construction

Murfreesboro mosque foes seek to stop construction (Image 1)
Murfreesboro mosque foes seek to stop construction (Image 1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Opponents of a mosque in Rutherford County have filed for an injunction seeking to stop construction.

According to the Daily News Journal, plaintiffs filed the request Wednesday. A judge last week declared the mosque approval void because of inadequate public notice, but he did not halt construction.

The construction has been ongoing during the year and a half the court case has dragged on. There already is an existing mosque but supporters say a bigger one is needed.

Mosque leaders hope to finish the first phase of construction before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in mid-July.

Last week's order by Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew prohibits further meetings on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro without proper notice to the public.

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