Mosque Opponents Appeal to State Supreme Court

Plaintiffs opposed to construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro have filed an appeal with the Tennessee Supreme Court hoping it will overturn an appeals court ruling that construction may begin on the site. The appeals court earlier had overturned a trial court finding that the county failed to provide adequate public notice before commissioners approved the plans. Joe Brandon Jr., attorney for the plaintiffs, said opponents of the mosque “…got robbed by the Department of Justice and the federal court. They tried to strong arm and bully everyone in sight, and we’re not going to tolerate that,” he said.