Mosque Support Rallies On Facebook

July 1, 2010

Author: Melinda Hudgins

Source: The Daily News Journal

In contrast to vocal protesters of a proposed Rutherford County mosque who publicly expressed their opposition at a recent public meeting, some supporters are taking a quieter approach to their First Amendment rights — in cyberspace.

Days before the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro invited local residents in for an open house event at its current site on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, 22-year-old Adnan Shamdeen created a Facebook group called "Support the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro."

By Wednesday evening, the group's presence on the popular social networking site surpassed 800 members who joined in supporting the local center's effort to build a larger facility on Veals Road off Bradyville Pike.