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Colorado congressman pledges to support Muslims under Trump

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-21 18:15:39-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado congressman has pledged to support Muslim citizens amid fears about future policies that may be created by president-elect Donald Trump.

The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., on Tuesday met with officials at the Islamic Center for Fort Collins, where he spoke to members of the congregation about their concerns about the future president, including those about a Muslim registry.

Polis, who is Jewish, said Tuesday that he would oppose any faith-based registry and if one were created he would register himself as Muslim as an act of civil disobedience.

While campaigning, Trump said he supported a national Muslim registry for those who immigrated to the United States.

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