SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The mayor of a northern Wisconsin city is apologizing for his Facebook comments calling President Barack Obama a Muslim.

A letter from Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen appears in the Superior Telegram on Friday. In his letter, Hagen says his calling Obama a Muslim was “a poor choice of words in a moment of anger.”

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Local reports said Hagen also apologized to the Muslim community for “being insensitive.”

But the mayor continues to stand by his dislike of Obama’s policies.

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Hagen drew protests and calls for his resignation after he posted on Facebook that Obama is a Muslim who has “destroyed the fabric of democracy.”

Earlier, Hagen agreed to cut short his vacation and attend a community meal planned Saturday by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports.

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