Cross-posted from Jihad Watch
In the past few days, a Tennessee judge ordered a halt to construction of the controversial mega-mosque being built in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This project has been in the news quite a bit because of local opposition to a proposed 53,000 sq. ft. mosque in their community. The mosque had been approved by the city fathers under questionable circumstances which are outlined in the below-linked article.
Along came liberal film-maker Eric Allen Bell from to investigate the story. Initially, he found himself on the side of the mosque-builders and questioned why the local residents would be opposed to what seemed an issue of freedom of religion. Yet the more time Bell spent in Murfreesboro and the more he investigated, the more he became convinced that he was on the wrong side.
Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch has published a lengthy article by Bell, which tells the story of his change in attitude. To be sure, Bell uses strong language-both against the religion, Sharia, and the Prophet. As you read it, also keep in mind that he has had his life threatened.
Bell is showing great courage in telling this story in spite of the threats. Ask yourself why opposition to a mosque project would place a man's life and those of his family members in danger-in the United States of America. This is unacceptable, and should be investigated now by the Justice Department.