Mar 25 2014
TENNESSEE: Fireworks erupt at court hearing between supporters and opponents of proposed Murfreesboro mosque cemetery
The battle over a cemetery being planned at a Murfreesboro mosque didn’t end when Monday’s hearing did. Afterwards, a heated confrontation erupted in a courthouse hallway.
WSMV The board of zoning appeals approved the cemetery in January, but opponents were seeking an injunction Monday, hoping to stop the cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from moving forward because of traffic and environmental concerns. Muslims do not use caskets to bury their dead, but wrap them up in shrouds and dump them in the ground.