CNN was all too happy to give one self-proclaimed “silent protester” a voice.
Saying she didn’t plan to disrupt the event, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab and a yellow Star of David was escorted out of a Donald Trump campaign rally on Friday when she disrupted the event.
And she caught an earful from Trump supporters in Rock Hill, South Carolina, over her staged antics — CNN interviewed the woman BEFORE the rally.
Rose Hamid strategically positioned herself behind Trump and stood up in silent protest wearing a shirt that read “Salam, I come in peace,” when the candidate began talking about Syrian refugees, according to the network.
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
Hamid, 56, and one other man with her were wearing yellow stars similar to those worn by Jews during the Holocaust — the only difference being that no one has shoved 6 million Muslims into ovens.
‘There is hatred against us that is unbelievable,” Trump told the audience as Hamid was being removed. “It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.”
Muslim woman kicked out of Trump Rally for being Muslim. Short says ‘I come in peace’ asked if she had a bomb pic.twitter.com/BGdeoK1UUd
— Teymour (@Teymour_Ashkan) January 9, 2016
Full of chutzpah, Hamid displayed the same stereotyping she claimed to be protesting.
“I figured that most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim so I figured that I’d give them the opportunity to meet one,” she told CNN beforehand. “I really don’t plan to say anything. I don’t want to be disrespectful but if he says something that I feel needs answering I might — we’ll just see what strikes me.”
The audience booed the pair as they were removed, yelling “get out,” CNN reported.
“You have a bomb, you have a bomb!” Hamid told CNN one Trump supporter said to her — naturally, the network was there to interview her afterwards.
Hamid is the co-founder and president of Muslim Women of the Carolinas and writes a column for The Charlotte Observer about her faith, according to the Daily Mail.
She said the crowd’s reaction was “quite telling… a vivid example of what happens when you start using this hateful rhetoric.”
“The ugliness really came out fast and that’s really scary,” Hamid told CNN
Yep, no agenda there.
Latest posts by Tom Tillison (see all)
- Shannon Sharpe has fierce words for LaVar Ball – and gives him one ‘undisputed’ fact about Trump - November 21, 2017
- Trump ends temporary resident status for 60,000 Haitians, gives them 18 months to go home - November 21, 2017
- Marine ‘Whiskey Cobra’ helicopter makes unplanned stop on soccer field – the reason’s hilarious - November 21, 2017