A Muslim woman was removed from Donald Trump‘s campaign event in South Carolina on Friday after standing in silent protest following one of the Republican front-runners controversial immigration comments.
Rose Hamid, 56, attended the event in Rock Hill wearing a hijab and a shirt that read ‘Salam, I come in peace,’ hoping that her presence might manage to change the opinion some Trump supporters have about members of the Islam faith.
She positioned herself directly behind Trump, and when he began to speak about Syrian refugees being banned from entering the United States and suggested that many had ties to ISIS, she silently stood up out of her seat.
Police immediately escorted her out of the event while the audience booed the woman and yelled at her to ‘get out,’ with one man screaming; ‘You have a bomb, you have a bomb.’
After Hamid had been removed, Trump said to the audience; ‘There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.’
‘I figured that most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim so I figured that I’d give them the opportunity to meet one,’ Hamid told CNN about her decision to attend the event after the incident.
‘I really don’t plan to say anything. I don’t want to be disrespectful but if he says something that I feel needs answering I might – we’ll just see what strikes me.’
Prior to her protest she said that things had been going well, and that the people she spoke with seemed receptive and eager to talk.
‘The people around me who I had an opportunity to talk with were very sweet,’ said Hamid, who was not even offended when one individual commented that she ‘didn’t look scary,’ but ‘like a good one’ while they were standing in line.
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