TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 21, 2012

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin announced today that a Texas man has been charged with violating the civil rights of members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro when he allegedly left a threatening, expletive-ridden voice message at the mosque saying there would be a bomb there on Sept. 11, 2011. Javier Alan Correa, 24, of Corpus Christi, is charged with one count of intentionally obstructing by threat of force the free exercise of religious beliefs, and one count of using an instrument of interstate commerce to communicate a threat to destroy a building by means of an explosive device. Martin made the announcement in Murfreesboro from the construction site of the new of the mosque. The Tennessean has video of Martin's remarks and more.