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Judge Says Mosque is Protected by Religious Freedom

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- A federal judge in the case of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and the controversy over their new Mosque said the right to build a house of worship in Murfreesboro is a case of federally protected religious freedom.

According to the Daily News Journal, Chancellor Robert Corlew upheld his May ruling, saying the Muslims in Murfreesboro's right to religious freedom includes the ability to build a bigger church.

Legal challenges surround how the county commission notified the public about the discussion of the project.

Opponents argued the county failed to consider if the new mosque could be a new terrorist training facility and never should have approved the building permit.

They also believe the county has not released all the e-mails about how the decision was reached to allow construction.

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