MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - On Wednesday construction began on the controversial Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Crews began pouring concrete for the foundation of the building. Since its approval by the Rutherford County Planning Commission the project has been fraught by legal challenges, threats and even arson. Because of those threats the mosque has beefed up security and worked on community outreach.
When complete the 53,000 square foot project will include a pool, gymnasium, school and places for prayer.