SCOTUS Denies Cert in Murfreesboro Mosque Case

The Islamophobic bigots trying to stop a Muslim group in Murfreesboro, TN from building a new mosque to accommodate their growing congregation have lost for good now that the Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the case they lost in the state courts.

After nearly four years in the courts, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end Monday to a county public notice case concerning the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, an ICM official reported.

“That means the lawsuit over adequate notice is now completely over and Rutherford County has prevailed,” ICM board member Saleh Sbenaty said.

The Supreme Court rejected a request to hear an appeal of the case, originally filed in September 2010, that challenged whether adequate public notice was given before Rutherford County officials approved a request to build the Islamic Center on 15 acres on Veals Road.

Here’s my favorite part:

Plaintiffs’ attorney Joe Brandon Jr. of Murfreesboro also confirmed during a Monday phone interview that the case is over.

“It’s in the Lord’s hands now,” said Brandon, who along with attorney Tom Smith of Franklin represented plaintiffs Kevin Fisher, Lisa Moore and Henry Golczynski. “We have done all we can do.”

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if one of the bigots who have tried to stop the mosque from being built tried to take it into his own hands. The construction was already bombed once. Don’t be shocked if it happens again.

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