(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will meet with America Muslim leaders in the next week, his communications director confirmed to CNN.
Cain's spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael said Cain reached out to a group of leaders to discuss religion and politics, but would not release any more details in advance of the event.
News of the meeting, first reported by the Daily Caller, comes after some of Cain's comments toward Muslims raised brows.
The former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host said he would be uncomfortable with a Muslim serving in his cabinet unless they proved their loyalty to the U.S. constitution. Cain said the test is not discriminatory.
"It's called trying to protect the American people," Cain said in June. "This nation is under attack constantly by people who want to kill all of us, so I'm going to take extra precaution."
Earlier this month he weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee that has been subject to ongoing protests. Cain sided with some residents of the Tennessee town who tried to prevent Muslims from worshiping nearby, saying communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.
"I have never discriminated against anybody because of their religion, their sex, or origin, or anything like that," he said. "I'm simply saying I owe it to the American people to be cautious because terrorists are trying to kill us."
– CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.