(AP) -- A Rutherford County judge is continuing to stop a local mosque from receiving a certificate of occupancy. Judge Robert Corlew issued the injunction last month after ruling that county officials did not provide enough public notice for the May 2010 meeting where the mosque's approved construction plans were issued.
The county has argued that it treated that meeting like any other and has appealed the ruling to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
County attorneys on Monday told Corlew he should stay his injunction on the certificate of occupancy while the appeal is pending.
Corlew declined to do so, saying that a stay would gut his decision that voided construction approval.
Construction of the new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been ongoing throughout the dispute and is nearly complete.
The county thus far has declined to step in and stop construction, which has been ongoing throughout the dispute and is nearly complete.
Mosque opponents who brought the lawsuit want Corlew to force county officials to stop construction. On Monday, attorney Joe Brandon Jr. again argued in favor of that petition.
“It’s my duty to direct the county to recognize the voided nature of the matters addressed at that meeting,” Corlew said. Corlew has repeatedly suggested that the county could remedy the situation by holding another meeting on the construction plans, this time giving the public more notice.
Number of mosques in U.S. nearly doubles since 9/11
"The mosques are our barracks, the domes are our helmets, the minarets are our swords, and the faithful are our army."
—Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Of the roughly 630 million of the world's adults who desire to move to other countries, less than one-tenth of them -- about 48 million adults -- tell Gallup they are planning to move in the next 12 months. Less than half of those who are planning to move -- about 19 million adults -- are taking necessary steps such as applying for visas or residency and purchasing tickets.
Potential migrants in the Middle East and North Africa were the most likely worldwide to say they plan to leave their countries permanently in the next 12 months. While more than one in five adults (21%) in the Middle East and North Africa overall said they would migrate permanently to another country if they had the chance, one in six of them said they were planning to do so in the near term.
Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% had no violent texts at all.
Mosque building is how Islam spreads...'If you build it they will come', and they will keep coming..Stop mosque building and slow or stop the spread of Islam...
Muslims refer to Jesus as Isa al-Masih, the last suggesting a corruption of "Messiah". So, if this forgery has Jesus saying that Jesus is not the Messiah, but Muhammad is, would this be another contradiction of Islamic doctrine?
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