The leader of a pro-Israel organization based in Nashville is concerned about a proposed "sanctuary city" ordinance in the Tennessee city.
Nashville's city council voted 25-8, with four abstentions, to move forward with an ordinance that prohibits the use of city funds or facilities to enforce federal immigration law.
The ordinance also prohibits Nashville authorities from cooperating with federal authorities to detain illegal aliens in the city's jail.
The ordinance will be set for a third and final vote next month.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations is concerned the ordinance could protect Islamic terrorists who take advantage of the liberal policy.
"Nashville has had a number of terrorists who have been in the Nashville area," she says, pointing out that a protégé of the 9-11 mastermind served as the imam of a Nashville mosque.
Meanwhile, Cardoza-Moore is praising a second state for passing legislation that bans genital mutilation. Two doctors, who are members of an Islamic sect, have been indicted for performing the ritual on more than a hundred girls at their Detroit-area clinic.
The bill passed in the Michigan House of Representatives and has moved to the state Senate.
A "sanctuary" bill in Nashville would hide such incidents by protecting Muslims in the country illegally, warns Cardoza-Moore.