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Commission Votes To Appeal Ruling On Murfreesboro Mosque

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Rutherford County Planning Commissioners voted Monday night to fight a judge's recent ruling saying they didn't give residents enough warning about the building request for the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro.

Construction on the building on Veals Road and Bradyville Pike is still ongoing, but opponents have filed a stop work order.

A judge is expected to rule on the issue Wednesday.

On May 29, a judge ruled that the county did not sufficiently publicize the meeting where the mosque was approved. He implied that extra steps were needed because the mosque was controversial.

The county argued in court that it used the same procedure it always does in advertising the meeting.

At Monday's meeting, Commissioner Will Jordan said the judge was asking the commission to discriminate against the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro by treating it differently from a neighboring Baptist church.

The County Commission will discuss on Thursday whether to join the appeal.

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(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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