The City of Allegan responded to a federal lawsuit filed by state Rep. David Agema, who alleges police shut down a controversial speaker, by saying the legal action was based on "conjecture" and "fallacies."

Agema, R-Grandville, and others, filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids alleging that police prevented Kamal Saleem – who characterizes himself as a former Muslim terrorist turned Christian – from speaking in January at Allegan High School.

The lawsuit said that Allegan Police Chief Rick Hoyer ordered the event shut down after he learned that Muslim extremists put a $25 million bounty on Saleem.

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