North Carolina: A Muslim woman has been ejected from a Donald Trump rally after handing out pens inscribed with the Arabic word “salam”, which means “peace”.
Rose Hamid said a member of the Republican Presidential candidate’s security staff removed her from the event in Charlotte, North Carolina, because she was causing disturbance, The Arab American News reported.
“I just wanted to let people know that Muslims who don’t support Trump can get along with people who do support Trump,” she told WBTV News on Thursday, saying she had positive conversations with Trump supporters.
“The guard claimed that I had been at several other events and caused disturbances, which is a lie, so that tells me they have a prejudice against Muslims.”
Hamid remained outside the convention centre to give out the pens, which were in the shape of roses and displayed the Arabic word “salam”, which means “peace” and is used as a greeting.
The 56-year-old was escorted out a previous Trump rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after holding a silent protest over his policy on Syrian refugees in January.
Police said they ejected her from the event because Trump’s campaign staff instructed officers to remove “anybody who made any kind of disturbance”.