Common Dreams – by Sarah Lazare
A Muslim woman wearing a shirt which read “Salam, I come in peace” was forcibly ejected from a Donald Trump rally Friday night as some supporters of the 2016 presidential candidate reportedly hurled Islamophobic epithets at her.
Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, had attended the rally at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina with a small group of people who wore yellow stars with eight points, a reference to the markers Jews were forced to bear during the Holocaust. The symbols read “Muslim” and “Stop Islamophobia.”
When Trump falsely insinuated that all refugees fleeing Syria are loyal to ISIS, Hamid and others from the group stood up in a silent protest.
At this point, the crowd quickly turned on those making quiet gesture and began shouting, pointing, and chanting Trump’s name. As Hamid and others were forcibly removed by security officials, “The ugliness really came out fast,” Hamid told CNN. Hamid reported that one person yelled, “You have a bomb.”
The scene, and Hamid’s reflections, are captured in the video below.
Responding to the incident, Trump appeared to endorse the forcible eviction—and the crowd’s behavior. “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) immediately demanded an apology from Trump, who has hinged his presidential bid on racist, nativist, and Islamophobic rhetoric, including a call for a ban on non-American Muslims from entering the United States. Studies show that this and other hateful rhetoric is leading to real violence against those communities targeted.
“The image of a Muslim woman being abused and ejected from a political rally sends a chilling message to American Muslims and to all those who value our nation’s traditions of religious diversity and civic participation,” said CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad in a statement.
“Donald Trump should issue a public apology to the Muslim woman kicked out of his rally,” Awad continued, “and make a clear statement that American Muslims are welcome as fellow citizens and as participants in the nation’s political process.”
13 thoughts on “Muslim Woman Ejected from Trump Rally as Crowd Hurls Epithets”
Yep, “The Donald”, quick to judge, slow to understand.”
“What, they made fun of me? Bomb them!”
I wonder if the gov’ will be able to whip up as much phobia for the coming ‘enemy’, Russia?
China, I could understand, as they’re ‘different’. Easier to sell that ‘menace’.
People who think Muslims or the “terror threat” are a significant danger in the US are retarded. For these people, Muslim-bashing serves as an easy way to vent their impotent rage — to get the satisfaction of feeling like they’re “rebelling” and being “politically incorrect.” Meanwhile, they worship Israel and the “authorities” here in the US — the true threats to their freedom and prosperity.
OMG PERFECT BMF!
“But, but, but, I got a ‘woody’ for them sand-niggers!” Let’s see now, who would purposefully rile up hatred towards Muslims?
HAHAHA, I’ve been trying to say that for some time now BMF. You’re much better at it than I am!
Thank you! Considering there are some on here (I hate to say, but true) that hate Muslims. (And Jews too…and Christians too…)
Folks, we need to stop the hatred…when you hate someone, or a group of people, you let them control you.
I despise Islam and I really despise Talmudic Judaism, which are things. But I will never despise Jews or Muslims as a group of people because that way they control you (which I why I don’t even hate Rothschild and his Satanic minions…Satan on the other hand…)
“… a small group of people who wore yellow stars with eight points, a reference to the markers Jews were forced to bear during the Holocaust.”
Since when did the SIX pointed Seal of Solomon (NOT the Star of David, as it’s been FALSELY identified as) grow TWO new ‘points’???
Don’t like Wiki, but…
Those ‘stars’ are as fake as the Holohoax itself. Sarah needs a refresher course in propaganda 101, apparently.
Star or Seal of Solomon, aka Star of Remphan (a false god if there ever was one…see the Book of Acts)
And we can thank Bush, both of them, for this hate. Based on the the lie of WMD.
Just goes to show you the world will never run out of stupid people.
That’s why they’re called “Human Resources” …. I just can’t wait to see the new Trump dollar bill. I feel like it was staged personally.
More theater for the Presidential Reality show.
Alright Muslims. … your Fired!
Yet they didn’t run off the people that had the t-shirts that said…
TRUMPS SUCK JEW C0CK !