A Muslim leader says he hopes American values prevail in a two-year battle between the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Muslim community and people who don't want to see a new mosque built in the city. Judge Robert Corlew ruled Tuesday that plans to construct the mosque are null and void. Corlew said that by not giving people adequate notice for meetings on the proposal the county violated state law when it approved construction plans for the Islamic center. It is unclear whether or not Corlew's ruling means construction of the religious center must halt immediately.Read more »
There are plans to build a Muslim community center a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and some American nationalists are not happy about it. A few people have tried to argue that a mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be just as offensive as Japanese building a Shinto Shrine near Pearl Harbor. If they’d bothered to do some fact checking before opening their mouths, they’d probably know that there are already some Shinto Shrines in Hawaii, with a couple not far from Pearl Harbor....Read more »
I wonder if all of these people who are against it were also against the U.S. government building their "Fortress America" embassy right smack in the middle of downtown Baghdad?Read more »
Building regulations aren’t going to a hot election other then maybe having even tighter building regulations to prevent people to build what they like on the land they own. But the 9/11 mosque does seem to be a hot issue with the midterms looming & well the Republicans in their usual despicable opportunism seem to of seized the mood of opposition towards the proposed mosque & they’re manipulating & exploiting it for all its worth. By taking the stance of opposition the republicans are just proving themselves religious bigots I’ve long believed them to be (other then Ron Paul).Read more »
Det. Martin Brown invited to a community meeting about concerns of police brutality was refused entry into Muhammad Mosque No. 7 (the local headquarters of the Nation of Islam) because he refused to relinquish and his badge and gun.
Organizer Abdul Kareem Muhammad said "It's standard mosque procedure not to let police authorities into the mosque with their weapons or their badges."
Muhammad said the logistical snafu hasn't affected the committee's desire to keep an open line of communication with the NYPD about their mission to stop police abuse.Read more »
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