May 30th, 2012
04:25 AM ET

After lawsuits and arson, judge's ruling derails plans for Tennessee mosque

The long-running battle between a Tennessee Muslim community and a group of critics over a new mosque took a dramatic turn Tuesday when a judge ruled that construction had to halt.

"Everyone is really shocked, many people are crying about this," Imam Osama Bahloul, leader of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, said early Wednesday morning. "We did exactly what other churches in the county did. We followed the same process that other churches did. Why did this happen? Some people feel like it is discrimination."

The judge, Chancellor Robert Corlew, ruled that plans for the new mosque that had previously been approved by a local planning commission were now "void and of no effect," CNN affiliate WTVF reported.

He said the planning commission violated state law by not providing proper public notice.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    is this trully a place of worship or another terrorist political is repugnant that fear and raysism can prevail over american citizentry and just as daunting our enemies' lawlessness makes a mockery of american principles, liberties and uses dilemma to advance its cause...

    May 30, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. ♚Mmmmm♛

    do not puff because you are permitted to discipline nations for once a rod has served its is destroyed....

    May 30, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. wha....?

    What the heck did you just say, mmmm?

    May 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      a prophecy...of chastisement...set by divine hand to scrouge christian nations and kingdoms for abandoning God: his statutes, decrees, and piety...the essence of the muslim heritage is a illegitimate one who wars against brother, neighbor, and nations and lastly an upsurper of true heirs...they will be permitted by divine providence to prevail as punishment of the people of God for their will be a tribulation ...every victory by the adversary against christendom will bring greater insolence and greater atrocities for they will be very puff up, harden of heart, stiff that justice maybe satisfied for the obstinate sins of men and their idoltry...if it was not for the mercy of God there would be no one left and what is alive would consider the dead blessed...but God's glory will shine...for the rod that chastises shall be broken and its stick that welt the kingdoms of God and His people of God shall be destroyed

      May 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat


    "Our enemies lawlessnes makes a mockery of our principles'
    Please let us know what lawlessness you refer to and what principles are being mocked. I always thought that lawlessnes has always been a part of our culture. Be it the past or the present.
    And of course all law breakers are public enemies. So which enemies you are referring to in Tennessee?
    That would make us understand your point better.

    May 30, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      l⊙⊙k saywhat, i have nothing against tennessee...i luv their dry rubbed babyback ribs...the lawlessness refers to the terrorists and their extreme disregard...nothing is held sacred!

      May 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I go to inter-faith meetings arranged by all faiths, FBI routinely monitors mosques with informants. Muslim community, as admitted by Law Enforcement, co-operates fully. I have yet to come upon a report that a mosque like any other place of worship, is a terrorist political org.

    May 30, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      if mosques are so benigned why would the fbi need to monitor its activities???

      May 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. applesnoranges

    I wish they had a prophet mo ham ed emoticon

    May 30, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. salinesolution

    Islam is a disease the is slowly spreading around the world. It's advancement should be challenged on every front. But I'm not worried, i got my body armor made out of Mc Ribs that should keep most them away

    May 30, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Portland tony

    I think the judge, who made the ruling, must be up for reelection this November?

    May 30, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    "Some people feel like it's discrimination"! It feels that way, because It Is blatant discrimination! Muslims are part of America & have been for decades & should be able to live peacefully in any community & build their mosque to worship in! Please, people, does any1 truly believe that all Muslims are terrorists!? That's about as factual as saying all Christians are fundamental fanatics! Too many conspiracy theories are bad for mental health!!

    May 30, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    @ saliesolution
    I feel sorry for you, friend. Are you sure you are allowed to run around without your strait jacket?

    May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • salinesolution

      tick tock around the clock Muslims spread throughout the world. no rights for women throw all the pigs in prison spread hate through mo ham eds words.

      May 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |