GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kamal Saleem, the self-proclaimed former terrorist whose multiple appearances in West Michigan have been marked by controversy, will talk at three West Michigan events next month.
Saleem is scheduled to speak about the “threat of Islam” at separate events Feb. 7-9 for the Fremont-based American Decency Association, according to the ADA’s website.
A Christian, Saleem has made waves for claiming he is a former member of Islamic militant groups in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Muslim Brotherhood.
A number of academics and groups, including a Calvin College professor and the Southfield-based Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan, have called Saleem’s claims dubious.
The American Decency Association, which did not return requests for comment this week, said on its website that Saleem was invited to talk about “a threat that is very real.”
“We at ADA are committed to stand against evil and we’re giving you an opportunity to become informed about a threat that is very real – radical Islam, Sharia Law, and the attack upon the American Constitution – so that you, too, can prepare yourself to oppose it,” the ADA wrote on its website.