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Pro-Muslim rally held in Times Square

NEW YORK (CNN) - Demonstrators gathered in Times Square, to protest what they call the targeting of American Muslims and Arabs by U.S. lawmakers Sunday.

Clergy members from other religions joined some imams and other demonstrators at the protest.

They voiced anger over an upcoming Congressional hearing focusing on the radicalization of the Muslim community in the U.S.

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said "something from within" the Muslim community is a "threat" that needs to be explored.

But the organizers behind today's rally believe the hearing could promote Islamaphobia.

Activists are concerned that the entire Muslim community is being demonized.

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