Right-wing Zionism and Islamophobia Meet Up in Tennessee

Case in point to my contention that Islamophobia in the United States and the right-wing, Likudnik strain of Zionism are inextricably linked:  a Christian Zionist group is helping to fund a lawsuit against the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Rachel Slajda of Talking Points Memo reports:

The lawsuit to stop the construction of a mosque in middle Tennessee is getting expensive. The preliminary hearing has dragged on, with several days of testimony stretching over more than a month. The county has added $50,000 to its litigation budget to cover expected defense costs and is warning that that number could go up.

So who’s funding the plaintiffs — three local residents who don’t have access to taxpayer money?

Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian Zionist group, hired and is paying the fees for one of the two lawyers on the case.

The lawsuit alleges that officials in Rutherford County violated its open meeting laws when approving an expansion of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The plaintiffs, however, have spent much of their time in court arguing that Islam is not a religion.

Christian Zionism is a toxic ideology that supports the State of Israel because they believe having a Jewish State will hasten the return of Jesus Christ and bring the end-times upon us.  They actively support and fund illegal Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank.  And they are incredibly hostile to Islam and Muslims, and profess to believe in religious war between Islam and the West.  Consider their attempt to stop the construction of a mosque in Tennessee as one more salvo in their war against Islam.

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