Federal grand jury indicts Texas man for threat on Murfreesboro mosque

Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5:02pm
Staff reports

A federal grand jury in Nashville has indicted Javier Alan Correa, of Corpus Christi, Texas, on two felony counts for allegedly threatening to bomb the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro last fall in a profanity-laced cellphone call.

Correa is charged with interfering with the religious freedom of members of the mosque by threatening to use force against them as well as threatening to use an explosive device to interfere.

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin announced the indictment at the mosque construction site Thursday.

According to the indictment, a portion of the Sept. 5, 2011, phone message Correa left at the mosque read, “go back to your [expletive] dirty [expletive] country, [expletive] Muslim fascists, get the [expletive] out of here … On September 11, 2011, there’s going to be a bomb in the building … .”

Correa was not in custody Thursday afternoon. The government has issued a summons demanding he report to the U.S. courthouse in Nashville by 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Islamic Center has been the target of heated debate, drawing both legal attempts to halt its construction as well as community support.

A Rutherford County chancellor recently ruled the construction approval of the mosque was void because of insufficient public notice by the Murfreesboro city commission. City officials are appealing that decision.

Still no arrests have been made in the August 2010 arson that damaged construction equipment on the site of the mosque. Federal authorities had offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

7 Comments on this post:

By: pam harrison on 6/22/12 at 6:39

Good! All of the biogots and fools who think that religious freedom only counts for their own cruel, bigotted religion should be jailed if they interfer with another's right to worship as they choose! What really amazes me is that it seems to be the "religious" right (there is nothing truly religious about them) think that they have the right to persecute another for their religious beliefs.

By: BEOWULF on 6/22/12 at 7:33

BEOWULF: p.h. : I totally support the right to worship as one sees fit...as long as it is not linked to the destruction of others. You seem to forget that a radical muslim educator/leader was shielded and supported in a mosque [in Chicago?] when US Offficals tried to arrest him. This happened years ago, but is still practiced today. The leader was teaching terrorist agression methods to impressionable muslim youth. Todays problems are so clouded, it is difficult to see the underlying missions of religious, governmental, private industry, financial entities, and educational systems - not all are bad; some are detrimentally covert...Err on the side of caution.

By: pam harrison on 6/22/12 at 7:42

Excuse me - check out the history of Christianity and its murder of thousands of Jews and Muslims. In other words if your religion is doing the murdering it is ok. Any religion that falls on the far right or left of center is dangerous!

By: pfpoole on 6/22/12 at 8:41

Pam - please study your history. Christians as a group have never "murdered" Jews and Muslims. Hitler may have called himself a Christian, but he practiced no Christian religion. The Crusade of the 4th century was a war - because the Muslims were trying to take over Europe!

By: GUARDIAN on 6/22/12 at 9:26

Islam isn't a religion anymore than Hitler was a Christian. September 11,2001 proved that and the Christians beheaded, burned and murdered each day in muslim controlled countries backs that fact up. All countries that are completely controlled by islam won't even allow Christians to worship in them. Had Jesus been a pedophile and murder like mohammed there wouldn't be a Christian religion... GUARDIAN-GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY and FRIENDS. The American Way.

By: yucchhii on 6/22/12 at 2:08

In this country...yes we do have the freedom of religion...as well as many other rights...but there are people out there "BLINDED" to the fact tht the US government is slowly taking our rights away from us...and MOST people are LETTING them do it. The government is allowing the muslims to overtake many things in this country ...IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED! Just as well as the government ISN'T doing anything about the "ILLEGAL" immigrants that are mostly comming from central and south America. Many of us are out of work because the central and south americans are taking up all the jobs. Then our automotive industry is a shambles because we don't have much choice in buying JAPANESE cars...yeah, there is nissan plants and toyota plants here in the USA...but buy a new car from them and where the HELL do you think the $$$ goes? After paying the employees, the rest goes to the CORPERATE, where is that?........................J.A.P.A.N and then guess what? The $$$ does NOT come back to the USA.....Gee, I wonder why the economy is the way it is? Then the central and south americans work here and send the $$$ to their families back home (NOT IN THE USA) and THAT $$$ does NOT come back here either...again...GEE, I WONDER WHY THE ECONOMY IS THE WAY IT IS? You can't tell me that any politicians are concerned about it....if they were, it would have been straightened out a loooooooong time ago!!!!!!!!!

By: parnell3rd on 6/24/12 at 2:58

Everthing I needed to know about islam, I learned on 9/11!