The Dept. of Jihad, legal jihad. Waged on local municipalities on behalf of sharia-wanting Muslims. Including terrorists. via Justice Dept. sues over Tennessee mosque – UPI.com.
NASHVILLE, July 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force a Tennessee county to act promptly on a new mosque’s application for an occupancy permit.
Rutherford County refused to process or issue a certificate of occupancy as a result of a state chancery court order last month in response to a motion brought by opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, the Justice Department said in a news release.
The opponents had challenged whether Islam is a religion and made “unfounded allegations accusing the Islamic Center of being connected to a terrorist organization,” a Justice Department memo stated.
In the suit, the federal government alleges Rutherford County violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.
The Justice Department complaint states a certificate of occupancy is needed immediately so the Islamic Center can hold worship services at the facility during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins at sundown Thursday.
“Our nation was founded on bedrock principles of religious liberty. The Department of Justice will continue to vigorously enforce civil rights laws that protect religious freedom,” Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the department’s Civil Rights Division, said in the release. “When a faith community follows the rules, as the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has done in seeking to construct its place of worship, it is impermissible to change the rules in a discriminatory way that prevents people of faith from exercising their fundamental right to worship.”
“The United States Attorney’s Office will zealously protect every citizen’s right to worship and assemble,” Jerry E. Martin, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said in the release. “If we do not protect the rights of these congregants in Rutherford County, then the rights of all people are endangered and diminished.”
Bullshit. They zealously protect select groups, often non-citizens, and most frequently Muslims.
Associated Press reports Judge grants Tenn. mosque’s petition to open
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county on Wednesday to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation’s newly built mosque after a two-year fight from opponents.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County earlier in the day and asked District Judge Todd Campbell for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown Thursday.
Federal prosecutors also filed a similar lawsuit.
The future of the mosque had been in question since May, when a local judge overturned the county’s approval of the mosque construction. This month he ordered the county not to issue an occupancy permit for the 12,000-square-foot building.
Campbell ordered the county to move ahead on approving the mosque for use, although it wasn’t immediately clear if that could happen by Thursday. Final inspection of the building is required.
Zoning laws were required too, as was notice of a hearing on the matter. The wishes of the community don’t matter. Decades from now it will be a Muslim community. Expect many more battles as Muslims wreak havoc on this community in the future.
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