- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - The mayor of a northern Wisconsin city who came under fire for calling President Barack Obama a Muslim was the guest of honor at a community meal hosted by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports.

WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/1MOmQiK ) reports about 100 Muslims welcomed Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen, several city councilors and others to their mosque for a potluck on Saturday.

Hagen drew protests and calls for his resignation last month after he posted on Facebook that Obama is a Muslim who has “destroyed the fabric of democracy.” He issued an apology Friday.

Ibrahim Al-Qudah, the president of the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports, says sitting down together for the meal was a way to ease tensions and clear up misunderstandings.

The mayor declined to be interviewed at the event.

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Information from: WDIO-TV, https://www.wdio.com


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