Fire At Tennessee Mosque Site Most Likely Arson
The Saturday fire at the site of what is to be a mosque in Murphreesboro, TN, is likely the result of arson, according to the FBI . Vehicles at the site had been doused with an accelerant, a substance used to start or spread fires.
The congregation purchased a 15-acre plot in 2009 and announced plans for a center that will include a mosque, educational facilities, a gym, cemetery, and various recreational areas, including tracks, pavilions and a playground.
The project has provoked controversy in Murfreesboro, about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, and statewide.
In July, several hundred opponents of the mosque staged a march against the project. Some objected to Islam itself, carrying signs like “MOSQUE LEADERS SUPPORT KILLING CONVERTS,” while others opposed the project for environmental reasons.Click here for reuse options!
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