Donald Trump expels peaceful silent Muslim woman from meeting


This video, recorded in South Carolina in the USA, says about itself:

Trump urged to apologise after Muslim ejected from campaign rally

56-year-old Rose Hamid stood in silence as the rest of the crowd sat at the Trump rally

January 10, 2016

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is being urged to apologise to a Muslim protester who was forcibly removed from one of his campaign rallies.

The Washington Post in the USA writes about a time, over a century ago, when United States Republican politicians did not yet, contrary to Trump, use hired bouncer force to kick people disagreeing with them verbally out of meetings. Let alone doing that to people saying nothing, but just standing silently and peacefully. Quote:

Abraham Lincoln was heckled. As historian Garry Wills has recounted, Lincoln once told an unruly crowd that he didn’t like speaking off the cuff because “in my position, it is somewhat important that I should not say any foolish thing.” To which a heckler shot back: “If you can help it.” The president was quick on his feet: “It very often happens,” he said, “that the only way to help it is to say nothing at all.”

But the next night, Lincoln said a few words the world would long remember. That crowd had gathered for the dedication of a cemetery in Gettysburg.

So, Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the bloody United States civil war, under martial law, did not tell any bouncers to forcible remove people with opposing views from his meeting, but replied wittily.

While on the other hand, Donald Trump, when heckled in Burlington, Vermont, the hometown of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told his ‘security’ men on 7 January 2016 about a political opponent:

Take him out. …

Which is mafia slang for killing someone.

Donald Trump walks out over questions about his mafia connections during BBC Panorama interview: here.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States should “take out” the family members of terrorists in the effort to fight ISIS: here. And maybe next, ‘take out’ next door neighbours, ‘take out’ people with vaguely similarly sounding names, etc.

Trump‘s Burlington quote continues:

Don’t give him his coat! Keep his coat. Confiscate his coat. You know it’s about 10 degrees below zero outside … Keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple weeks.”

From the Washington Post in the USA:

Muslim woman gets kicked out of Trump rally — for protesting silently

By Jenna Johnson

January 9 at 8:46 AM

ROCK HILL, S.C. — As Donald Trump questioned the motives of Syrian refugees at a Friday night rally, saying they “probably are ISIS,” a woman sitting in the stands of the sports arena behind him silently stood. She was wearing a white hijab and a blue T-shirt that read: “Salam, I come in peace.”

Trump kept speaking, but soon the crowd erupted, holding up their campaign signs and chanting: “Trump! Trump! Trump!” That was the formal signal for security to remove her from the rally — even though she stood quietly, not saying anything. She was joined by several other protesters, all wearing yellow eight-pointed stars, reminiscent of the six-pointed stars Jews were forced by the Nazis to wear on their clothing during the Holocaust. On the eight-pointed stars, a common symbol in the Islamic world, was this message: “Stop Islamophobia.”

The woman is Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant who is Muslim, according to CNN. After being escorted out by security officers and campaign representatives, Hamid told CNN in an interview that some of the Trump supporters sitting near her were kind and apologized as she was led out. But she said others accused her of having a bomb or shouted “Get out!”

“This demonstrates how when you start dehumanizing the other, it can turn people into very hateful, ugly people,” Hamid told CNN. “It needs to be known.”

Hamid was one of a handful of protesters removed from the rally at the Winthrop Coliseum in this college town in northern South Carolina. Trump’s spokeswoman and campaign manager have yet to respond to a request for comment.

Before the rally began, the crowd was told that no protesting of any sort would be allowed, and that protesters needed to stay in a free-speech space outside the venue. Some of Trump‘s supporters argue that though the woman did not shout or cause a disturbance, wearing the star on her shirt and standing while others were sitting was fair grounds to be asked to leave.

Last year, Trump announced that if he becomes president, he will impose a temporary ban on allowing most Muslims from entering the country. He has also called for heavy surveillance of mosques, and said that he’s open to the idea of closing mosques or creating a database of some Muslims in the United States.

At the rally on Friday night, Trump told a crowd of about 7,000 that the United States should not allow Syrian refugees into the country, and he criticized President Obama for not using the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” …

Later that night, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Trump to publicly apologize to Hamid and to meet with American Muslim leaders to discuss how his rhetoric has sparked an “anti-Muslim hysteria.”

“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 Nihad Awad, the council’s national executive director. “Donald Trump should issue a public apology to the Muslim woman kicked out of his rally and make a clear statement that American Muslims are welcome as fellow citizens and as participants in the nation’s political process.”

After Protesting at a Trump Rally, I’m Being Targeted By Islamophobes: here.

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