Don’t Wear A Yellow Star Of David With ‘Muslim’ Written On It To A Trump Rally, Or Anywhere Else Really
Apparently a woman was kicked out of a Trump rally for standing up silently. Because Merica dammit!!!
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 9, 2016
The reporter says that the crowd started shouting epithets at her.
It looks like she’s wearing a Star of David* with the word “Muslim” written on it:
Which is… kinda ridiculous as a reference to the holocaust, since Muslims were fine back then with the holocaust, and many of them seem OK with wiping out Jews today as well.
More from CNN:
A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump’s campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump’s speech.
Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up Friday during Trump’s speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria were affiliated with ISIS.
Despite her silence, Trump supporters around her began chanting Trump’s name — as instructed by Trump campaign staff before the event in the event of protests — and pointed at Hamid and Marty Rosenbluth, the man alongside her who stood up as well.
As they were escorted out, Trump supporters roared — booing the pair and shouting at them to “get out.” One person shouted, “You have a bomb, you have a bomb,” according to Hamid.
“The ugliness really came out fast and that’s really scary,” Hamid told CNN in a phone interview after she was ejected.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking why Hamid was escorted out of the venue.
After Hamid and three others, all wearing stars reminiscent of those worn by Jews during the Holocaust, were escorted out by police and Trump campaign officials, Trump commented on the disturbance.
“There is hatred against us that is unbelievable,” Trump said. “It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.”
Before the event, Hamid told CNN that she didn’t plan to shout or disrupt the event — she simply wanted to give Trump supporters a glimpse of what Muslims are like.
“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 said, wearing a shirt that read “Salam, I come in peace.” “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.”
Not all were as impolite, but CNN makes it sound like all they had to do was talk to her:
Despite her early exit, Hamid did manage to speak with the Trump supporters sitting around her in the stands, several of whom held her hand and said “sorry” as she was forced to leave the venue.
“The people around me who I had an opportunity to talk with were very sweet,” she said. “The people I did not make contact with, the people who Trump influenced were really nasty.”
One woman Hamid spoke with in line remarked that she “didn’t look scary,” but “like a good one.”
“People don’t have a chance to see anything other than the Muslims they see on TV,” Hamid said, pointing to footage of terrorists and Islamist militants.
I guess it’s just utterly impossible to believe that not all people there would accost her for being Muslim, and that she has some kind of liberal magic that casts a spell of peace on them with two words. Great reporting there, CNN.
As a Twitter follower of mine has pointed out, that is not a star of david, which has six points, but an Islamic design, which has 8 points. That’s really interesting. Even so, wearing it on a yellow badge is a clearly a reference to the Holocaust.