Muslim students heckled during visit to State Capitol
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group of middle school-aged Muslim students were heckled by a group of men during a visit Wednesday to the State Capitol.
The students were in Frankfort for the first Kentucky Muslim Day at the State Capitol. The group met with state lawmakers to advocate for proposed legislation, including anti-bullying measures. Muslim students from Lexington and Louisville attended the events.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) shared the video of the incident on Facebook. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the man who shot the video is Robert McCaw, who is CAIR’s director of national government affairs.
In the video, you can see two men holding signs with Biblical phrases that also called Prophet Muhammad a liar, murderer and child molesting pervert.
A third man with the group had a microphone and speaker who was speaking out to the children. “Islam is a false religion. You must repent of your sins and come to Jesus Christ or you will go to hell.”
The man taking the video, reportedly Robert McCaw, scolds the men. “You guys know these are little kids, right? These are little kids. You’re harassing little kids right now.”