Javier Alan Correa: Corpus Man Indicted For Threatening Tennessee Mosque
Mosques not included, to some
The feds have indicted a Corpus Christi man for threatening a controversial Tennessee mosque with a bomb.
Javier Alan Correa, 24, called the under-construction mosque in Murfreesboro last September 5 and said, "On Sept. 11, 2011, there's going to be a bomb in the building."
The Mufreesboro mosque has been at the center of a storm because
ignorant rednecks critics have opposed its construction, much as Muslims contest the building of every Baptist church in America.
"The Department of Justice, the FBI and our law enforcement partners intend to protect the rights afforded under the Constitution to all individuals, including the most basic right to exercise freedom of religious beliefs," federal prosecutor Jerry Martin said. "The controversy and criminal activity surrounding the construction of this particular place of worship has impeded the ability of people to exercise that most basic right."
Correa has been charged with with one count of intentionally obstructing by threat of force the free exercise of religious beliefs and one count of using an instrument of interstate commerce to communicate a threat to destroy a building by means of an explosive device.
He can be sentenced to up to 30 years and a $250,000 fine.
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