- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at an Islamic conference in Detroit this week.

Snyder is scheduled to speak at the opening ceremonies Friday. The nation’s 39th president is expected to talk during a Saturday luncheon about his latest book titled “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.”

The 89-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is set to visit Michigan again on Sept. 22 as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series.

MLive.com reports Snyder previously addressed local Muslims during the 27th annual Michigan Muslim Community Council’s Unity Banquet in Livonia last year. He criticized what he said was a “dumb” system that draws smart Islamic students to Michigan universities but then tells them “to get out” when they graduate.


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