A Muslim woman who was kicked out for standing up in silent protest at a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Friday night says that she was berated by the crowd as she left the arena.
Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, told CNN that she went to the rally wearing a t-shirt that read “I come in peace” because she “figured that most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim so I figured that I’d give them the opportunity to meet one.”
Woman in turquoise w/ hijab is Rosa Hamid. Said she's here bc "most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim." pic.twitter.com/G6jO15xQpa— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 9, 2016
When Trump claimed that Syrian refugees fleeing violence in Syria were affiliated with ISIS, Hamid and a friend stood up from their seats. Soon enough, security came to escort her out. The crowd, as it is wont to do at a Trump rally, saw the opportunity as a pulpit to better explain their candidate’s foreign policy ideas, telling Hamid to “Get out” and shouting “You have a bomb, you have a bomb,” she says.
“The crowd got this like, hateful crowd mentality as I was being escorted. It was really quite telling, and a vivid example of what happens when you start using this hateful rhetoric and how it can incite a crowd, where moments ago [it] was very kind to me.”
Meanwhile, the orange-tufted amalgam of mildewed cheese crusts and Republican presidential candidate stood at the lectern, waiting for the Muslim to leave so he could continue telling the crowd about telling other Muslims to leave.