“In Tenn., Location Isn’t the Issue, Religion Is”

National Public Radio
August 19, 2010

Blake Farmer


Many of the opponents of a proposed Islamic center near the World Trade Center site have made the case that an Islamic center is fine—just not there. But in other parts of the country, people are saying, “Not here, either.” A new Islamic center is going up near Nashville, Tenn., and as in New York, the proposal has fractured the community along a divide over religious freedom.

Recently hundreds of protesters marched around the town square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. They carried signs that read, “Enough Is Enough” and “Stop Terrorism.”

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