About 200 Muslim imams, community leaders and others held a rally at the Capitol Friday to protest last week's congressional hearing led by New York Republican Rep. Peter King on the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S.
Holding and waving signs that said "Muslims are not the enemy" and "Read the Quran, Mr. King," the group marched from the Masjid Dawah on University Avenue in St. Paul and arrived at the Capitol around 1 p.m.
"We're here today to show we Muslims are a peaceful people," Imam Hassan Mohamud, with the Masjid Dawah, told the group of protestors. "Are we extremists? No. Are we terrorists? No. Are we radicalists? No."