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“Who will protect people like me?” Jisan Zaman of Arlington was momentarily overcome by emotion as he questioned the lawmakers. “I am Muslim. I am American,” he said, but expressed concern with the rise in hate crimes and the threat of a Muslim registry. Members of the audience rose to support him, and the lawmakers applauded him before tackling the questions.

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