Carter Calls on Muslim Americans to Support Peace

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DETROIT (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.

Carter delivered the keynote at Saturday's Islamic Society of North America convention at Cobo Center.

The society is among America's leading Muslim groups. The Detroit area has one of the nation's largest Muslim populations.

The Detroit News reports that Carter said he hopes Muslim Americans "will use the principals of Allah to bring peace and justice to all."

He also spoke about his Carter Center foundation that is working toward peace in the Middle East and said a goal has always been for Israel to withdraw from all occupied territories.

He said the foundation also works to promote human rights and monitors elections for fairness.

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