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Islamic Center of Murfreesboro “Future Home” Sign Vandalized

Posted from: http://www.wgnsradio.com/islamic-center-of-murfreesboro-future-home-sign-vandalized/13264/

January 19, 2010

The future home of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was vandalized. Apparently, unknown persons spray painted “NOT WELCOME” on a sign that sits on the property located on Veals Road near Bradyville Pike. The Islamic Center is temporarily calling Middle Tennessee Blvd. home until their new location is built.

At this point, no arrests have been made although the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking for law enforcement officials to investigate the possible hate crime vandal.

The Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro released the following statement:

"The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been established in the Murfreesboro area for over a decade, we have over 200 families that have played an active role in building this community. We have enjoyed a friendly and supportive relationship with all of our friends and neighbors. WE WERE SHOCKED AND DISAPPOINTED BY THE VANDALISM of our new sign on Bradyville Pike. The co-existence of religions is the core foundation and strength of our nation. While we stand firmly against all acts of vandalism, we believe that this callous action is an effort to gain publicity and sway public opinion towards stereotyping views against Muslims. We, as a community in Murfreesboro, must take a hard-line approach against these acts to defend our nation’s principles and values."

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