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Mosque Opens in Murfreesboro Amidst Controversy

Mosque Opens in Murfreesboro Amidst Controversy

A mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn is officially opening today after a very public two-year battle with local residents who repeatedly went to court in attempts to move the mosque somewhere else. Other methods of keeping the mosque at bay have included a large rally, vandalism, arson and a bomb threat. Several members of a local church recently put up a series of white crosses along the street that runs by the mosque. According to Middle Tennessee Baptist Church Member, Mack Richards, the crosses are meant to make a statement about their feelings about the mosque. “It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity. We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things” …

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