MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Planning Commission has voted to appeal a court decision that voided their approval of the Murfreesboro Mosque.
The Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 Monday night to challenge Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew’s decision in the case. Corlew ruled May 29 that the Commission failed to provide sufficient public notice for the 2010 meeting at which they approved the mosque’s construction permit.
A Madison church has agreed to host a controversial national conference on Sharia law and what organizers call the Islamization of America.
The gathering was set to meet at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel November 11, but lost that venue when the hotel owners decided that the conference’s scheduled speakers were “extremists.”
The hotel cited reports by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center about speakers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the group Stop Islamization of America, adding that they have a history of controversy.