Republican congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik called for an investigation into a Murfreesboro mosque and accused a critic of being a foreign agent in a salvo released ahead of marches today supporting and opposing an expansion of the mosque.

Zelenik, a former Rutherford County Republican Party chairwomen who is locked in a primary battle with a pair of state senators in the 6th Congressional District, said the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is secretly pursuing a "radical agenda" based on online postings brought to her by a journalist and commentator on Islamist extremism.

Zelenik also released a letter from a self-styled security and public policy organization that accuses one of her critics, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, of being a foreign agent.

Read the complete original version of this item...