– The mayor of Superior has agreed to meet with members of the Muslim community upset by his Facebook comments about President Obama.

Mayor Bruce Hagen drew protests when he posted that Obama is a Muslim who has "destroyed the fabric of democracy."

Hagen said he cut short his holiday vacation and flew back for a community meal planned for Saturday by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports.

The group planned the event in response to the mayor's Facebook comments.

Group President Ibrahim Al-Qudah said he hopes that sitting down for a meal together will create understanding for both the mayor and the Muslim community.

Hagen has resisted calls for him to resign over his comments. Several City Council members also are expected to attend the event.

ASSOCIATED PRESS