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Ramadan in Murfreesboro

posted on August 24, 2012

The New York Times published an editorial marking the end of Ramadan. This is a particularly “joyous” occasion for the Muslims who worship at the newly completed mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. “[A]fter a two-year assault of bigotry, persistent court challenges, arson and a bomb threat at the construction site … [h]undreds of worshipers were finally able to occupy their new suburban mosque this month.” The editors write, “With patience and dignity, the Islamic Americans of Murfreesboro learned the hard way the endless American lesson that constitutional rights don’t come guaranteed.”

Read at The New York Times