Mosque Opponents May Appear in Religious Freedom Case

Federal Judge Kevin Sharp ruled today that opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro have a legitimate interest in a religious freedom case involving the mosque’s new building, but he put strict limits on the issues they may address in court. For example, they may address whether a local court order violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, but cannot address accusations that mosque members have ties to terrorists. WTVC News 9 has this AP story.