56 year old Rose Hamid attended a Trump rally in an attempt to show what a real Muslim looked like to a crowd of supporters who would like to see her kicked out of the country. Wearing a hijab and a gold star with “Salam I come in peace” printed on her clothing, she stood silently.

Rose’s silent demonstration was peaceful, but the crowd was not, and they began waving their Trump signs and yelling until security came to remove the woman. Video of the event shows obese old men yelling at her and waving their signs in her face as she tried to leave the arena. Hamid later told CNN that people were asking her if she had a bomb and shouting “God is great.”

Hamid explained why she would submit herself to such degradation:

“Because I don’t want to think of them as ‘those people.’I think that’s what the problem is, that we look at people and we categorize them as ‘those people’ who are bad people and ‘these people’ are the good people. I believe that people in all camps are decent people as we get to know them.”

Sadly, Rose, “those people” are hateful and ignorant and do not deserve one iota of your patience and kindness.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com