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By Heidi Hall

NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee is on a nearly seven-year streak of distinguishing itself on the national stage for its treatment of Muslims.

The reports began with the February 2008 arson of a Columbia mosque, continued with ongoing opposition to a new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and, this year, included a bill in the state legislature whose supporters objected to positive depictions of Islam in textbooks.

And that’s not a comprehensive list.

A new Nashville nonprofit started by a Palestinian who moved to the United States in 1985 is seeking to move interfaith relations forward. [Read more…]