A Muslim woman was harassed as she was removed from a Donald Trump campaign rally in South Carolina. No word on whether she has any connection to ISIS. Although, I suspect that your average Trump supporter would say that she is. Not surprising, however, would be Trump himself saying that he remembers seeing her, specifically celebrating on a Jersey City rooftop right after 9/11. Yes, and, of course, everyone will believe him.
After standing and conducting a silent protest, Rosie Hamid, 56, was removed by police officers while Trump supporters cheered and jeered. Proving that Trump supporters aren’t very bright, according to Hamid in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, one Trump supporter, in particular, asked her if she had a bomb, after telling her to “Get out!”
“One guy was saying, ‘Get out — do you have a bomb? Do you have a bomb?’ Rose Hamid told CNN host Don Lemon. “I said, ‘No. Do you have a bomb?’ They were saying ugly, ugly things. One guy was saying, ‘God is great.’ I said, ‘Yeah, God is great.’”
Footage of the rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina captured the moment when Hamid — wearing a shirt that read “Salam, I come in peace” — and a man identified as Marty Rosenbluth were led out of the event by a police officer, and two men subsequently harassed her. As she was being led out, Trump said, “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.” (source)
I’m surprised Hamid was able to survive the episode unscathed. We’ve seen more than a few protestors at different Trump rallies encounter the violent wrath of his ignorant, albeit racist supporters amid Trump’s calls for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. The grace with which Hamid described the encounter and her reasoning behind her protest should be commended. But then again, how would she look if she were viewed as yet another angry terrorist had she expressed herself differently?