Christian speaker Usama Dakdok of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry will present "Revealing the Truth about Islam" at the National Guard Armory in Bemidji on Sept. 8 and the First Assembly of God church Sept. 10.

The appearances are his first in the area since a June 2014 event at the Bagley High School, in which a Muslim protester and Dakdok supporters argued; police responded to the scene and diffused the situation. Dakdok also is speaking in Grand Forks on Thursday; his speech in Grand Forks in March drew about 200 people and more than 150 protesters.

Dakdok was raised a Christian in Egypt and studied Islam in school. Now, in theaters and churches across the country, he lectures on the "dangers of Islam" and advocates the Bible should have a prominent place in public-school curricula.

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