A federal grand jury in Nashville has indicted Javier Alan Correa, of Corpus Christi, Texas, on two felony counts for allegedly threatening to bomb the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro last fall in a profanity-laced cellphone call.
Correa is charged with interfering with the religious freedom of members of the mosque by threatening to use force against them as well as threatening to use an explosive device to interfere.
U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin announced the indictment at the mosque construction site Thursday.
According to the indictment, a portion of the Sept. 5, 2011, phone message Correa left at the mosque read, “go back to your [expletive] dirty [expletive] country, [expletive] Muslim fascists, get the [expletive] out of here … On September 11, 2011, there’s going to be a bomb in the building … .”
Correa was not in custody Thursday afternoon. The government has issued a summons demanding he report to the U.S. courthouse in Nashville by 10 a.m. Saturday.
A Rutherford County chancellor recently ruled the construction approval of the mosque was void because of insufficient public notice by the Murfreesboro city commission. City officials are appealing that decision.
Still no arrests have been made in the August 2010 arson that damaged construction equipment on the site of the mosque. Federal authorities had offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.