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And a controversial mosque today in suburban Nashville holding its first prayer session after two years of lawsuits bomb threats and arson.
But that hardly means divisions in the community have -- Jonathan Serrie is live from Murfreesboro Tennessee.
So Jonathan what's been fuel in the opposition to this mosque.
Well you know -- Islamic center of Murfreesboro has been here in Rutherford county Tennessee for three decades and until the controversy erupted over.
The building of this mosque -- say that they received.
Nothing but warm hospitality from the folks in this community and -- Leads them to believe that -- an outside groups stirring up small -- fishing groups locally.
These opponents launch an unsuccessful legal challenge earlier claiming to -- with a false religion attempting to replace the US constitution was Sharia law.
A local judge nearly halted construction in May saying Rutherford county officials failed issue proper public notice of the meeting.
In which they approved the building but US attorneys argued the county judge had created a separate standard for the -- And a federal judge ultimately ruled in the mosques favor.
What the judge in Tennessee said was that a mosque has to be treated the same -- other religious groups.
He said he can't treat a religious group differently because it's unpopular that's a rule that's going to protect the mosque today.
The synagogue tomorrow and a church on Sunday.
The Becket fund for religious liberty who you saw represented of -- obtain signatures last month from.
Numerous Christian Jewish and other religious organizations.
Supporting the right of this mosque.
To build here in Rutherford county supporters of this congregation say that this is a victory for the First Amendment and Rick I apologize I lost IFB but.
Hopefully you heard all that we heard it all loud and clear Jonathan -- in Murfreesboro thanks so much.
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