A talk on the alleged corruption of schools by Islam is scheduled Thursday in Brainerd—but local officials say any mention of Islam in the curriculum is to inform, not to evangelize.

The presentation will be given at the Oak Street Chapel by Usama Dakdok, who leads The Straight Way Ministry and travels the Midwest, lecturing about what he feels are the encroaching dangers of Islam.

The talk, entitled "Lies in the Textbooks," will focus on the "lies and deceit of Islam," according to Tony Bauer of Nisswa, who wrote one of three letters to the editor promoting the event. Bauer claimed Islam is finding a foothold in Brainerd, "in our own public schools, of all places."

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