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The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro withdrew a similar request two years ago while the future of the building was uncertain due to a lawsuit in chancery court.
That suit has now entered the appeals process and two federal suits are pending, but the mosque is complete and in use by the congregation.
Imam Ossama Bahloul told the Daily News Journal that older members of the congregation wish to be buried near the mosque.
One person was buried on the property already under a conditional-use permit. Mosque opponents have told officials they were concerned the body would contaminate the water. Bahloul said the burial was carried out according to Tennessee law.
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Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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