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  •  Thank you, angry marmot. (10+ / 0-)

    The Mosque in Murfreesboro, TN  opened with a service last Friday.

    The city's Muslim community opened its new mosque with traditional Friday prayers and an effort to cleanse itself of harsh feelings after a two-year struggle surrounding its worship center.

    With no protesters or disruptions, Imam Ossama Bahloul sought a "day of forgiveness" for the Muslim congregation as some 350 to 400 members knelt on the prayer rug across the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

    Despite vandalism, possible arson, a barrage of criticism and prolonged legal battle, Bahloul said any Muslim who follows God cannot hate another person, including Rutherford County residents who filed suit to stop the mosque's construction.

    These people have been through hell just to have a place to worship and congregate. With people like Michelle Bachman stirring up the hate-addled paranoids, I have my fingers crossed for these good folks.


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