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OLYMPIA — Lest someone take offense at the sight of hundreds of Muslims in the streets Monday, those taking part in Muslim Lobby Day reviewed some scary possibilities before their march to the Capitol.

It was unlikely, Mustafa Mohamedali told those gathered inside The Olympia Center, but necessary to consider: Objects could be thrown, they could be shot at, something could explode.

“If there is anything thrown at us, let us simply call 911,” Mohamedali said to the audience, in town for the event sponsored by the Washington state Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil-rights organization. As he spoke, 911 and the local number for the Olympia Police Department were displayed on a large screen; people punched the Police Department’s number into their phones.