UMD Student Journalist Accuses Former GOP Candidate of Harassment

Such civilized people ….


tagouri_thumbnail_2 by Jessie Karangu

Noor Tagouri, a senior journalism major at the University of Maryland, was in Tennessee speaking at Vanderbilt University when she decided to cover a court hearing in the area involving a new mosque cemetery being built.

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee cemetery was approved for construction in January but opponents such as Lou Ann Zelenik, a Republican Party candidate for Congress in 2010, accused the center of having connections with terrorism.

Zelenik said that a former Islamic Center board member actively promoted terrorism on social media.

Zelenik and other opponents were not able to prove that accusation or argue any further in court though, after the judge in the case disqualified himself from making a ruling.

As the opponents were leaving the courtroom, Tagouri and other local journalists had cameras facing them to hear their thoughts on the court proceedings.

This is when all hell broke loose and…

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