A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in South Carolina on Friday by police as she stood up when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees were affiliated with DAESH terror group.
Rose Hamid, who was wearing a shirt that read "Salam, I come in peace," said "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 before the event.
"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," she added.
After being escorted out, Hamid said that some of Trump supporters accused her of carrying a bomb while some others shouted “get out”, in an interview.
"This demonstrates how when you start dehumanizing the other it can turn people into very hateful, ugly people. It needs to be known." Hamid said.
However she also added that several of them expressed their sadness, saying "People don't have a chance to see anything other than the Muslims they see on TV," referring to DAESH terrorists.
Trump, who leads opinion polls in the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential election provoked international uproar and has come under heavy criticism for his xenophobic and racist rhetoric after he called for a temporary ban on Muslims and Syrian refugees entering the United States.