Muslim Woman Silently Protests Donald Trump, Still Kicked Out of His Rally


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Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is not above kicking someone out in the cold without their winter jacket, so it’s not surprising that he would instruct his security team to a remove a 56-year-woman from his rally for standing. Yes, standing.

The woman, identified as Rose Hamid, toldCNN she attended Friday’s rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina because she thought "most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim so I figured that I'd give them the opportunity to meet one."

When Trump reportedly suggested that Syrian refugees were somehow affiliated with ISIS, Hamid and a gentleman next to her stood up. Following previous instructions to shout his name whenever a protestor appears, surrounding Trump supporters alerted him to their silent protest. As security removed them from the rally, Hamid says someone shouted "you have a bomb, you have a bomb." "This demonstrates how when you start dehumanizing the other it can turn people into very hateful, ugly people," she told CNN afterward. "It needs to be known."

Woman escorted from #Trump rally says she wanted to show his supporters what a Muslim looks like @jeffzeleny reports

Trump even commented on the incident, saying “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It's their hatred, it's not our hatred." Right. 


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