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- Jul 4, 2008
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Judge upholds ruling in favor of mosque project - WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather and Sports |MURFREESBORO, Tenn. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has a right by law to build a bigger place of worship, Chancellor Robert Corlew decided in upholding his May ruling on Monday.
"Those who are adherents to Islam are entitled to pursue their worship in the United States just as are those who are adherents to more universally established faiths [in our community]," Corlew wrote. "We are all very familiar with the legal principle that in the United States, all citizens enjoy the right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech."
Corlew also reaffirmed his earlier decision that the 17 plaintiffs suing Rutherford County government for approving the mosque construction plans have no standing to show they've been harmed other than the statutory right to challenge whether an open meeting violation occurred.