People packed Granite City Baptist Church on Friday night to listen to a controversial preacher who calls Islam a dangerous cult. Meanwhile, a group of 100 or so protesters gathered in the rain to denounce his views.

Usama Dakdok has been visiting Central Minnesota cities in the past week. He is the founder of the Florida-based Straight Way of Grace Ministry, and he is a Christian who grew up in Egypt.

Dakdok talked into the night about how, even though he's portrayed as hateful by liberals and a complicit media, he doesn't hate Muslims. It's Islam, he said, that's the true hateful force.

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