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Muslim woman kicked out of Trump rally as crowd booed, shouted at her

By WITW Staff on January 11, 2016

A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was ejected from a Donald Trump campaign event after standing up in silent protest during the presidential candidate’s speech on Friday. Trump, who has publicly called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, was saying that Syrian refugees seeking entrance to the U.S. could be affiliated with ISIS when 56-year-old Rose Hamid stood up silently in the auditorium. The crowd, which had been instructed by a campaign staffer about what to do in case of any disturbances, began chanting Trump’s name loudly in response to Hamid standing. Police then came and escorted her out as the crowd booed, according to CNN. Trump then told the crowd that “there is hatred against us” as Hamid left the room.

“The ugliness really came out fast and that’s really scary,” Hamid told CNN after the rally.

Hamid, a flight attendant, wore a shirt saying “Salam, I come in peace,” to the event to try and give Trump supporters a chance to meet a real Muslim, she said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Trump to apologize for kicking Hamid out, saying that it sends a “chilling message” to American Muslims about religious diversity and civic participation.

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