Debate Over Murfreesboro Mosque Headed To Trial - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Debate Over Murfreesboro Mosque Headed To Trial

Posted: Updated:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A lawsuit that seeks to void the approval for a Rutherford County mosque will go to trial next week in Murfreesboro.

On Thursday, Chancellor Robert Corlew denied a defense motion to dismiss claims of inadequate public notice for the meeting where the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was approved.

The judge did agree to limit somewhat the scope of testimony.

In previous hearings, plaintiffs have brought witnesses who made claims that Islam is not a religion and that Muslims are a threat to their fellow citizens.

At the Thursday hearing, Corlew ruled that two expert witnesses who were to speak on the threat of militant Islam could not testify at trial.

The new mosque will replace a smaller, existing one.

The trial is scheduled for April 25.

Related Stories

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.