Mosque That Was Hit By Arson Now Attacked Via Bureaucracy

The proposed mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee that was victim to arson in August is now having another controversy on its soil, as opponents are trying to stop the construction of the building.

Via Talking Points Memos:

Opponents of a proposed mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., have sued several of the town’s officials in an attempt to stop construction.

The opponents, led by Kevin Fisher, filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that county officials violated open meeting laws and, therefore, that the approval of the mosque project is void.

According to Fisher et al, the officials didn’t give proper notice for the planning commission meeting where the mosque was approved, and also held a secret “pre-meeting” that was closed to the public.

A chancery court judge denied their request for a restraining order to stop construction. A show cause hearing will be held next Monday.


The mosque first made news when someone attempted to light construction equipment on fire, either to impede the building process or intimidate the potential members of the mosque and their supporters.

As TPM mentions, this isn’t the only instance of vandalism at the site.

The future mosque and community center — an expansion of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which says it has outgrown its current space — has been the subject of intense opposition, culminating in vandalism and arson. Earlier this year, vandals wrote “Not welcome” on a sign marking the construction site.

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Tom W.
Tom W8 years ago

71% for the Mosque - No way when more than 73% are opposed to the NY Mosque.
Who's fixing the quick poll ??
Those in favor must think a Mosque is a mexican mosquito.

Craig C.
Craig C8 years ago

Mara the UK thought they were doing the right thing way back when. Its like a spiders web,

Mara S.
Mara S8 years ago

Don't believe everything you read, what people say and so on...

Double check. Connect information.
Form a picture for yourself ...... for anything.

An example

Muslims know how to manipulate media and each one of us.
Look at what the guy did ! There are documented cases in the US too and there are, with no doubt, many, many others.. evrywhere.

The arson can very well be real but it also be "created" for the good of islam. Spreading islam that is !
Generates sympathy and that dreaded "special treatment"

I grew up with a girl among others in the neighborhood. She used to scream at her father for smoking, against his selfishness, and for exposing her to second hand smoking, BIG dramatic tantrums.

She smoked. She laughed at the other kids when they warn of telling on her... "My parents will never believe you ! "

Bright gal !

Yeah... her parents never believed otherwise.

kenneth m.
kenneth m8 years ago

there are too many mosks, leave this one as is.

Fred G.
Fred Griffith8 years ago

Re: comments by Monica R.

Monica quoted part of my posting which said,

"And those who believe that their religion alone holds the sole truth of "God", "God's Plan" or "God's Rules" tend to be the most ignorant of other religions."

She then indicated that Muslims believe that theirs is the only true religion and asked, "Are you sure you want to call them "...the most ignorant of other religions"? I suspect you were touting freedom of religion, but doing so by calling Muslims or any other faith ignorant is, well, kind of ignorance on YOUR part, dontcha think?

Perhaps we are interpreting my statement differently. I am not saying that those who believe their religion to be the ONLY true religion is the most ignorant. Instead, I am saying that those who practice such beliefs, no matter what their religion is, are those who know very little about other religions.

Perhaps it would have been better had I written, "...those who believe that their religion alone holds the sole truth of "God", "God's Plan" or "God's Rules" tend to be the most ignorant ABOUT other religions."

monica r.
monica r8 years ago

@Bora S.
I don't hate Muslims. In no way do I confuse individuals of the Muslim faith with the whole of Islam. I take people on an individual basis to get to know them, nor do I assume someone is automatically a violent person. You missed my point about the letter against death threats. As I said, MUSLIMS are the ones signing that, and calling for more peaceful responses.

As a history buff, and bibliophile, I think about burning the Library at Alexandria and it saddens me to know a great deal of wisdom and history was lost. Great contribution to mankind, that was.

Again, I don't hate Muslims, so not for religious reasons. But I hate the violence, the daily death toll. Not a day goes by, jihadists don't kill someone in the name of Allah. I don't agree to violence, so yes, I will speak against it.

I guess I was confused about the Jesus thing because I saw Muslims holding up signs saying "Jesus is NOT GOD". Maybe I misinterpreted that, and they mean He is?
I have to say, NOBODY who does not believe Jesus is God incarnate can rightly call themselves a Christian. That negates the purpose of the whole point of Christianity, His atoning death for mankind's sin. If you think He's just a prophet and not actually God, then in no sense of the word can you say you are a Christian.

That would be like saying a person who doesn't believe that Mohammed really heard directly from Allah to write the Quran, can still say they are Muslim. I don't think so. Not OK.

Pearl M.
Pearl M8 years ago

It is in the bible that in the last days, that we will be judged. We are to follow the truth in the bible. Jesus is the truth and the light and the way. If others do not believe, we do not have the authority to condemn. In the last days, our task is to save our brothers by pulling them from the fire of eternal death. Many followers will be swayed and will not be lifted up. To burn and offend a mosque is not the way of a Christian or one who follows Jesus Christ. Remember that it is God who will judge our actions.
From Jude 1:
17But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." 19These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
20But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and "pray in the Holy Spirit". 21Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for "the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life".
22Be merciful to those who doubt; 23snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
24To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermor

bob m.
bob m8 years ago

Yes;knowing Jesus as anything less than Lord does present some difficult problems.
Foremost of which is that without His Blood covering ; You are lost....Forever.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ.
He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the SON.

Bora S.
Bora Salama8 years ago

monica r. Sep 25 3:59 PM and 8:01 PM

My last sentence was truncated even though it was within the character limit. It should have read:

They'll admit you don’t have to believe Jesus is God to be a Christian.

Bora S.
Bora Salama8 years ago

monica r. Sep 25 3:59 PM and 8:01 PM

My last sentence was truncated even though it was within the character limit. It should have read:

They'll admit you don’t have to believe Jesus is God to be a Christian.