Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Murfreesboro Mosque Finally Gets Occupancy Permit

In Rutherford County, Tennessee yesterday, county officials finally issued a temporary 30-day occupancy permit to the controversial Murfreesboro Islamic Center on which construction has just been completed.  Landscaping must be finished before a permanent permit is issued. The county's action comes after a federal court last month ordered officials to expedite issuance of the permit. (See prior posting.) As reported by CNN, the permit comes in the wake of 2 years of litigation, anti-Muslim vandalism and an arson attack. This will allow the new mosque to hold its first service before the end of the holy month of Ramadan.