Feds: opposing Tennessee mosque could be a crime

Posted on October 19, 2010


The Obama administration, for the second time in two months, interjected itself Monday into an angry local dispute over a proposed Islamic center, warning local officials that opposing the mosque could violate the civil rights of its members and become a federal crime.

The Department of Justice filed court papers Monday in support of construction of a Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque, saying local Muslims were protected by the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion.

via Feds: opposing Tennessee mosque could be a crime – latimes.com.