A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa who was asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim is suing the owners in federal court, pushing back against what he says is a rise in anti-Islamic sentiment across the country.

Attorneys for Raja'ee Fatihah filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee against the owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in the small town of Oktaha.

A sign on the business declared the range a "Muslim-free" establishment. Fatihah's lawyer Brady Henderson says similar signs have been placed at businesses in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky and New York.

The Oklahoma store's owner Chad Neal referred calls to an attorney for the American Freedom Law Center who didn't immediately return a telephone message.