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A Michigan Islamic society says it has issued a dinner invitation to Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose support of Koran-burning caused a national uproar.

"As a man of God, hopefully he understands that part of being godly is extending a hand in friendship," Abdalmajid Katranji, spokesman for the Greater Lansing Islamic Society, said.

Society members accept Jones' right to free speech, he said.


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