Muslim Day at the Capitol will be held at the end of the month for members of the religion to learn more about state government and become more familiar with their lawmakers.

The Oklahoma chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations organized the event for the first time this year.

News of the event did encounter backlash on social media, however.

“It’s kind of depressing to see such hatred and negativity, especially about practicing a right that’s fundamentally American,” said CAIR Executive Director Adam Soltani.

Comments were made on social media such as “I’m sick of our society catering to these people,” and others calling the event ”national terrorist day,” or saying “Islam is not a religion.”

“I really wish they would get to know a Muslim, because the faith isn’t represented by the people who commit criminal actions.”

Soltani said the event will not be focused on religion, but instead the goal is to encourage civic engagement by Muslims.

The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, starting at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. with interfaith prayers.