Security footage of mosque vandals shows them placing bacon, taking photos
Hundreds turn out after mosque vandalized
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating overnight vandalism at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro where someone spray-painted curse words condemning Allah and left bacon at a front door.
"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.
Chancellor Robert Corlew recused himself today from hearing a group’s request that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro not be allowed to have a cemetery on its property.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.
Foes fail to stop Islamic cemetery request
Zoning board delays action on mosque burial site
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown
Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
There was good reason to exhale when the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a Murfreesboro judge’s ruling in a public notice case that involved the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Islamic Center decision reversed
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
Well, Bubba, if you missed the Sunday grand opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, all I have to say is you missed some good hummus. And the falafel was mighty fine, too.
A federal judge in Nashville ruled in favor Wednesday of opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and will allow them to intervene in the case regarding religious land-use rights.
During my two-year-plus tenure with The Murfreesboro Post, I have learned that two subjects are guaranteed to stir interest amongst the reading audience: The construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and anything to do with gay rights.
There I was, looking nice, minding my own business, the Whittle Way, when I was asked by a newspaper reader to expound about lawful "legal" notices in The Murfreesboro Post.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was granted a temporary 30-day certificate of occupancy Tuesday morning by officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro are only trying to intervene in federal court to stir up additional controversy based on hateful rhetoric, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
US attorneys file motion in response to federal filings
Documents show mosque construction almost stopped
Administrators pushed back Thursday against recent allegations that the Rutherford County Board of Education has been approached about providing special accommodations to Muslim students.
Islamic Center grateful for recent court decision
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
A local judge denied a request by Rutherford County officials Monday to lift a partial injunction that is preventing members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from using the building.
Newspaper fights Murfreesboro mosque ruling
With Justice Department watching, constitutional concerns raised
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
A federal grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old Texas man in connection with the September 2011 bomb threat of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
On Thursday, Rutherford County officials filed a notice to appeal a local judge’s ruling that voided approval for construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Civil Rights Division keeping close eye on legal battle
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission voted to appeal a recent ruling that voided site plan approval of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
A local judge ruled Wednesday construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro may continue but officials cannot issue an occupancy certificate to allow use of the building.
The Rutherford County Planning Commission voted Monday night to appeal a recent decision in Chancery Court about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
It’s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences.
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
Chancellor punts on defining status of newspaper
Testimony in Planning Commission lawsuit concludes
An expert said Thursday that Rutherford County officials followed the law in May 2010 because the government is not required to advertise regularly scheduled meetings.
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said Wednesday they believe the government should do more to inform residents about public meetings.
A lawsuit alleging the Planning Commission did not provide adequate public notice prior to approving construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will proceed to trial next week as scheduled.
Every year is marked by controversy, trials and crime – in other words: news.
In a legal ruling Wednesday morning, The Murfreesboro Post was granted permission to join an ongoing lawsuit surrounding the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
The future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will be a beacon to Muslims around the world as a place of religious freedom, according to Imam Ossama Bahloul.
Chancellor appoints clerk to review government documents at Monday's hearing.
Documentarian Eric Allen Bell readies film about Islamic Center conflict.
Working to change negative perception
‘Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door’ airs Sunday at 7 p.m.
According to Tennessee law and precedent, The Murfreesboro Post is a newspaper of general circulation.
Updated: A Chancery Judge in Murfreesboro denied temporary injunctive relief sought by local plaintiffs in a lawsuit to stop the construction of a nearby mosque.
Both sides will take Tuesday to prepare closing arguments in a lawsuit that has spanned three months.
Trial continued until November
Local contributions pay witnesses and attorney fees
Case resumes two days after the federal government files a motion in the case.
Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection.
MTSU's biannual poll suggests most Tennesseans wouldn’t mind construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro or even closer to home.
Rutherford County officials were called to testify in day three of a lawsuit filed in Chancery Court to stop the construction of a mosque near Murfreesboro.
Attorneys in a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro spent a full second day focused on one witness.
Attorneys representing opponents, including Kevin Fisher (pictured here) of the construction of an Islamic community center in Murfreesboro appeared in Chancery Court Monday morning. TMP/C. Grantham
Supporters of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's right to build had their say at Thursday's meeting of the Rutherford County Commission as opponents filed a lawsuit to stop it.
The steps in front of the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse looked like a sea of American flags and signs Thursday evening, as more than a hundred people piled in to rally for and against the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Local filmmaker stirs pot with documentary plans
Protesters clashed when groups both for and against the proposed Islamic Center of Murfreesboro met Wednesday afternoon on the east Courthouse lawn.
It was virtually standing room only at the Rutherford County Courthouse Thursday as residents expressed their anger over approval of a Muslim community center.