State Sen. Bill Ketron's positions on Islam and terrorism concern local Muslims about the Murfreesboro Republican's run for Rutherford County mayor.

"I am sending an open invitation to Sen. Ketron to sit with him and answer any questions he has about our faith and educate him about our holy book and practices," said Abdou Kattih, a member of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, who has served on the ICM's Board of Directors.

Kattih's congregation faced opposition and international attention in 2010 after the Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission approved the ICM's plans to build a bigger place of worship off Bradyville Pike.

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