A 56 year old flight attendant, Rose Hamid, who was seated in the stands directly behind Trump wearing a hijab and a t-shirt that read “Salam, I come in peace”, stood up during Trump’s speech when the Republican front runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria are affiliated with the Islamic State.
A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign event for standing up in silent protest during his speech.
Member of an informal group of civil rights activists who was thrown out of the campaign rally of the Donald Trump have a clear message for the Republican Presidential candidate after the protest that they can expect more of the same type.
Marty Rosenbluth, an immigration lawyer who stood wordlessly next to Rose Hamid said that Let’s just say if Trump comes back to our neighborhood, we might pay him a visit the Muslim hijab wearing flight attendant who quickly became a media sensation after her removal from the event in South Carolina.
Supporters around her began chanting Trump’s name, as coached by Trump campaign staff prior to the event in case of protests, and pointed at Hamid and Marty Rosenbluth, the man beside her who stood up as well.
While cameras focused on Hamid and Rosenbluth, six others stood a few rows behind them wearing yellow stars and were also removed.
She told her that she planned to do a silent protest, said Hamid, the president of a group called Muslim Women of the Carolinas. Hamid told her that’s what she wanted to do.
Not every member of the group adhered to the silent strategy. Jibril Hough, an activist from Charlotte who is friends with Hamid, decided to chant “Islam is not the problem” and said he was physically removed.
The Trump campaign has not commented on the protesters. A campaign rally in New Hampshire on Monday produced only one disruption, when two men were escorted out after yelling.
Last year in a statement, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would consider one man’s request that America get rid of Muslims.
Trump had also agreed with the man when he had stated that Muslims were a problem in the US and that President Barack Obama was himself a Muslim and not even American.
President Obama is a Christian and was born in Hawaii. He had also issued a certified long-form birth certificate in April 2011, showing he was born at Honolulu’s Kapiolani Hospital on August 4, 1961.
However, Trump has for years raised questions about Obama’s nationality and religion, claiming he was born in Kenya and was not eligible to hold presidential office.
Trump’s statements are in stark contrast to the then Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s response, at a town hall in Minnesota in 2008, when a woman said that Obama was “an Arab” who couldn’t be trusted in the White House.