A recently released video shows Christian protesters loudly confronting kids who were boarding a school bus at Kentucky’s state capital, Frankfort. Hundreds of Muslims were gathered at the capital to celebrate Muslim Day, an event that gives people the chance to get acquainted with their legislators and share their opinions on topical issues, ABCNews10 reports.
But the video, posted on Facebook by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), shows a group of men shouting at the kids, urging them to abandon their religion and become Christians and saying they would “go to hell” if they didn’t. The men also carried signs that called the prophet Mohammed a “liar” a “murderer,” and a “child molesting pervert.”
At one point the man who filmed the incident can be heard urging the men to “stop harassing the children.”
“Come on — these are little kids! Have you no shame?” the man told the protesters.
Although the demonstration was held outside, it caught the attention of people inside the Capitol building. Among those was State Rep. David Hale (R), who’s a pastor. It’s reported he rebuffed the protesters, saying “he would die for their right to worship the god that they so choose.”
Some Muslim attendees said they weren’t bothered by the protesters and said they “wish peace upon them.”
#IslamophobiaWatch: Anti-Muslim bigots verbally attack Muslim school children with Islamophobic slurs while entering their bus during the first Kentucky Muslim state advocacy day. In this video:
Posted by CAIR on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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