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Final Inspection Of Murfreesboro Mosque Could Be Friday

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro could get its final inspection for a certificate of occupancy as early as Friday.

The state fire marshal and inspectors are scheduled to go out to the new mosque Friday morning. They will be looking at the sprinkler, and fire alarm system.

If the building passes all inspections, officials could issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for the building.

Mosque officials said if it's granted, they could hold a prayer service in the building a week from Friday.

Opponents have spent two years trying to halt construction of the mosque for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. In July, a federal judge ruled the congregation has a right to worship there as soon as the building is ready.

The 12,000-square-foot mosque will replace a smaller one that's been used for 30 years.

Opposition to the new mosque has included a lawsuit, a large rally, vandalism, arson and a bomb threat.

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(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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