Opponents to the construction of an Islamic mosque in the central Tennessee town of Murfreesboro plan a protest march this month, the USA Today website reports today (July 3, 2010).
"The people have spoken clearly that they don't want this mosque proposal that is before them," march organizer Kevin Fisher said yesterday. The march down Murfreesboro's Main Street to the County Courthouse is planned for July 14.
The Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission approved plans for the Islamic center on May 24, 2010.
Fisher contends that planning officials failed to properly notify the public about the agenda issue well in advance and "in its zeal to rush this proposal through the process" made numerous mistakes.
Some opponents have said that Islam is a political movement -- not a religion -- and that the mosque could be used as a training center for terrorists.