Muslims in Tennessee will be allowed to use a newly built Murfreesboro mosque in time for the start of the holy month of Ramadan after a federal judge ruled that the congregation be allowed to occupy the building. For two years, residents have disputed whether the mosque could open. In 2010, a group of residents filed a lawsuit claiming Islam was not a "real religion," and alleging that local Muslims were plotting to overthrow the U.S. Constitution for religious law. This past May, a county judge ruled to overturn the mosque's construction permits. Earlier this month, the judge ordered that the building not be occupied. Ramadan begins Thursday at sundown.
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