Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tennessee: mosque approval pulled but construction continues

This has been a contentious issue for years now, and it is only getting more volatile.  A judge has pulled the permit for the mosque, but it is still being built despite having no permit to continue.  The judge is playing both sides of the fence, which in the end will suit no one.  A question still unanswered; why build a mosque that will hold thousands when the Muslim population in the area is less than 500 families?  Just askin...

From FOXNews June 1

Judge voids Tennessee mosque approval but doesn't stop construction

Opponents of a mosque being built in Tennessee have gotten a judge to nullify the government decision that approved it but they lost their bid to stop construction immediately.

Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew states in an order released Friday in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro that the approval is void because it was taken in violation of the Tennessee's Open Meetings Act. He ruled earlier this week that the county didn't give the public adequate notice of what has become a contentious issue.

The order prohibits further meetings on the mosque without proper notice.

But the decision also says that if the mosque opponents want to halt construction, they must begin a new court action.

The construction has been ongoing during the year-and-a-half the court case has dragged on.

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