NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call "Islamophobia" across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.

A rally at 3 p.m. Friday outside the Capitol is being planned by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and Muslim Leadership Council. It was prompted by a protest outside a Bridgeport mosque last week that mosque members say included hate-filled, anti-Muslim speech.

About a dozen members of Texas-based Operation Save America confronted worshippers at the Masjid An-Noor mosque in Bridgeport on Aug. 6.

The protest prompted Muslim leaders to ask police and other public officials in the state for assurances they can worship without being harassed. Ramadan began Wednesday.