Representatives of the Muslims of America, addressed the recent conviction of Robert Doggart who was found guilty on four different charges for threatening the Muslim village of Islamberg in Hancock.  Doggart was prosecuted in Chattanooga, Tennessee on one count of solicitation to commit arson, one count of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation and two counts of threat in interstate commerce.

Hussein Adams, Chief Executive of Muslims of America, Inc and Tahira H. Clark, legal council for Muslims of America, Inc spoke at a press conference held at the Holiday Inn Downtown.  Along with discussing the relief felt by the 200 residents of Islamberg and Muslims of America, Inc on learning of Doggart's conviction Clark will team with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud to take the case to civil court to to look to prosecute Doggart for attempting to interfere or intimidate with the right to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship. Doggart is jailed and waiting for sentencing.

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