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Vandals caught on tape at Islamic Center
Vandals caught on tape at Islamic Center

Security footage of mosque vandals shows them placing bacon, taking photos

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Show of solidarity at ICM
Show of solidarity at ICM

Hundreds turn out after mosque vandalized

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Mosque vandalized overnight
Mosque vandalized overnight

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.

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'United we stand in love'
'United we stand in love'

"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.

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Islamic Center condemns killing of 'innocent civilians'
Islamic Center condemns killing of 'innocent civilians'
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Corlew recuses himself from hearing request
Corlew recuses himself from hearing request

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.

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Islamic Center cemetery proposal approved

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.

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Mosque opponents denied court intervention
Mosque opponents denied court intervention

Foes fail to stop Islamic cemetery request

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Decision on Islamic cemetery deferred
Decision on Islamic cemetery deferred

Zoning board delays action on mosque burial site

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Corlew announces plans to retire from bench

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.

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Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court
Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court

Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Court made right call in mosque lawsuit

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.

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Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
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Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Islamic Center decision reversed
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Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
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Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
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Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
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LOGUE: Be thankful for Islamic Center opening
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.
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Federal judge: mosque opponents allowed to intervene
Federal judge: mosque opponents allowed to intervene
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.
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VINSON: Expressing opinion not necessarily hate speech
VINSON: Expressing opinion not necessarily hate speech
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.
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WHITTLE: What qualifies a judge to judge newspapering?
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.
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Mosque receives temporary occupancy permit
Mosque receives temporary occupancy permit
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.
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Justice Department slams Islamic Center foes
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.
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BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
US attorneys file motion in response to federal filings
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Chancellor defiant on public notice issue
Chancellor defiant on public notice issue

Documents show mosque construction almost stopped

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Board of Education denies rumors about Muslim demands
Board of Education denies rumors about Muslim demands
Administrators pushed back Thursday against recent allegations that the Rutherford County Board of Education has been approached about providing special accommodations to Muslim students.
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Muslims applaud federal mosque ruling
Islamic Center grateful for recent court decision
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UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
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Judge blocks Murfreesboro mosque from opening
Judge blocks Murfreesboro mosque from opening
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.
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Post files appeal in Islamic Center lawsuit
Post files appeal in Islamic Center lawsuit
Newspaper fights Murfreesboro mosque ruling
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Rutherford County appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Rutherford County appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
With Justice Department watching, constitutional concerns raised
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Mosque attention affects economic development
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
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Man indicted for Murfresboro mosque bomb threat
Man indicted for Murfresboro mosque bomb threat
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.
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BREAKING NEWS: County files appeal in Murfreesboro mosque case
BREAKING NEWS: County files appeal in Murfreesboro mosque case
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.
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Justice Department monitoring Murfreesboro mosque case
Justice Department monitoring Murfreesboro mosque case
Civil Rights Division keeping close eye on legal battle
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Planning Commission recommends appeal
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission voted to appeal a recent ruling that voided site plan approval of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
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Partial injunction issued in mosque case
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.
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Planning Commission votes to appeal mosque ruling
Planning Commission votes to appeal mosque ruling
The Rutherford County Planning Commission voted Monday night to appeal a recent decision in Chancery Court about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Do mosque opponents want other properties nixed too?
It’s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences.
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Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
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Judge rules in favor of Murfreesboro mosque opponents
Judge rules in favor of Murfreesboro mosque opponents
Chancellor punts on defining status of newspaper
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Islamic Center opponents await ruling
Islamic Center opponents await ruling
Testimony in Planning Commission lawsuit concludes
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Expert: Planning Commission followed state law
Expert: Planning Commission followed state law
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.
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Murfreesboro mosque trial begins
Murfreesboro mosque trial begins
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said Wednesday they believe the government should do more to inform residents about public meetings.
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Corlew rules mosque lawsuit will go to trial
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.
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Top stories of 2011
Top stories of 2011
Every year is marked by controversy, trials and crime – in other words: news.
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Corlew grants Post’s motion to join lawsuit
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.
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Islamic Center breaks ground at new site
Islamic Center breaks ground at new site
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.
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Mosque opponents have right to county e-mails
Chancellor appoints clerk to review government documents at Monday's hearing.
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Filmmaker releases promo of 'NOT WELCOME'
Documentarian Eric Allen Bell readies film about Islamic Center conflict.
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Lawsuit not about religion
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Local muslims feel community misrepresented
Working to change negative perception
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Islamic Center debate continues in local courts
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Additional plaintiffs allowed on mosque suit
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CNN profiles Islamic Center conflict
‘Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door’ airs Sunday at 7 p.m.
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MTSU to hold Sharia Law discussion
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Notice — weekly newspapers get the job done
According to Tennessee law and precedent, The Murfreesboro Post is a newspaper of general circulation.
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Judge denies mosque injunction
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.
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Closing arguments in mosque trial begin Wednesday
Both sides will take Tuesday to prepare closing arguments in a lawsuit that has spanned three months.
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U.S. Attorneys make presence known in Murfreesboro mosque trial
Trial continued until November
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Witnesses fund lawsuit against local mosque
Local contributions pay witnesses and attorney fees
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Plaintiffs ask if Islam is a religion in mosque trial
Case resumes two days after the federal government files a motion in the case.
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Feds file legal brief in support of Islamic Center
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.
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Tennesseans don't hate muslims, survey says
MTSU's biannual poll suggests most Tennesseans wouldn’t mind construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro or even closer to home.
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County officials called to testify in Murfreesboro mosque trial
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.
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Mosque opponents have full second day in court
Attorneys in a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro spent a full second day focused on one witness.
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Murfreesboro mosque opponents appear in Chancery Court
Murfreesboro mosque opponents appear in Chancery Court
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
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Lawsuit filed to stop Mosque as supporters speak up
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.
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Protest turns peaceful
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.
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RuCo clashes over Islamic Center
RuCo clashes over Islamic Center
Local filmmaker stirs pot with documentary plans
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Protesters meet on Square
Protesters meet on Square
Protesters clashed when groups both for and against the proposed Islamic Center of Murfreesboro met Wednesday afternoon on the east Courthouse lawn.
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Islamic center plans open house
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Residents express concerns over new Islamic Community Center
It was virtually standing room only at the Rutherford County Courthouse Thursday as residents expressed their anger over approval of a Muslim community center.
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