Trump should apologize to Muslim woman ejected from South Carolina rally

Muslim Woman Ejected From Trump Rally: Islamic Advocacy Group Wants Donald Trump To Apologize

One day after a Muslim woman was ejected from a rally organized by the Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, a Muslim advocacy group has come forward and called for an apology from Trump. According to Reuters, the Muslim Advocacy group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has called on Donald Trump to apologize to the woman who was taking part in a silent protest at his rally in South Carolina. The video of the Muslim woman ejected from the rally was widely shared across the globe. The Muslim woman, later identified as Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, was also booed at by Trump supporters.

The Muslim woman was wearing a white head scarf and a blue T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Salam, I come in peace.” When Trump started speaking about the Syrian refugees and claimed that many of the refugees fleeing violence were Islamic State militants, the woman stood up in protest. We have embedded the video of the incident below.

In a statement released by CAIR, which has also been shared on their official Facebook page, the executive director of the group, Nihad Awad, writes,

“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.”

He went on to add,

“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.”

CAIR has also demanded an apology via its official Twitter handle. We have embedded a few tweets from them below.

The behavior of Donald Trump supporters with the Muslim woman was also termed “inappropriate” by John Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, who is also a Republican presidential hopeful.

“We don’t need to be shouting and booing and scaring somebody who decided to stand up and have some sort of silent protest,” Kasich told reporters.

“What the heck is that about? We’re not in high school. I mean, this is not some god-darn high school basketball game where we’re booing the other team,” he added.

CAIR has also asked Trump to interact with Muslim leaders in the U.S. to stem what they say is state of mass anti-Muslim hysteria spreading across the country. This move from CAIR comes just a month after they had condemned Trump over a statement in which he talked about a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

While CAIR claims to be the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in the U.S. with its primary missions being to “enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue and protect civil liberties,” there have been allegations of the group being funded by Palestinian terror organization Hamas. In fact, Nihad Awad, who also happens to one of the founders of CAIR, have in the past been described as being “intimately tied to the most senior Hamas leadership.” Others have also alleged that CAIR has close relations with the Muslim Brotherhood which is the parent organization of the Hamas.

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