A Christian advocacy group has sued Allegan officials and a Muslim rights group, saying they violated the free speech and assembly rights of a self-professed ex-terrorist who converted to Christianity.
The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit Monday in Grand Rapids federal court.
The Ann Arbor-based group says police halted the "Constituting Michigan -- Founding Principles Act" event during Kamal Saleem's speech. Sponsors rented a room at Allegan High School for use after school hours Jan. 26.
Law Center president Richard Thompson says police, school and city officials "caved in" after getting a letter from the Michigan leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Dawud Walid.
Walid says it's "a nuisance" suit.
The Associated Press left a message Monday seeking comment from a lawyer for Allegan.