First 'Muslim Day' planned at State Capitol

Protestors showed up at a similar event in Texas

(OKLAHOMA CITY) - Muslims from across the state will show up at the Oklahoma Capitol on February 27.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is holding the event.

Executive Director Adam Soltani says he expects more than 100 people to attend the event.

“Several members of our community have come to me, asking how they can get their voices heard and how they can get involved in public affairs,” Soltani said.

“Muslim Day at the Capitol” is intended to encourage followers of Islam to get involved and communicate with their lawmakers.

A similar event at the state Capitol in Texas last week sparked outrage after a group of protesters heckled Muslim participants.

One woman grabbed the microphone and yelled about Islam.

The Oklahoma group plans to discuss racial profiling, free speech and teaching religion in public schools.

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