An American Muslim organization wants Donald Trump to make amends with a Muslim woman who was ejected from his rally in South Carolina last night.
"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," said Nihad Awad, national director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"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," he added.
On Friday, Rose Hamid, 56, along with her husband, stood up in a silent protest during Trump's rally in Rock Hill, S.C. Both wore gold stars reminiscent of those worn by Jews during the Holocaust. Hamid also sported a hijab and a shirt that read, "Salam I come in peace." After a separate protestor was ejected, the two were escorted out by security.
Trump supporters booed and insulted the couple as they left.
After they were removed, Trump remarked, "There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It's their hatred, not our hatred."
Seeking common ground, Awad invited Trump to meet with American Muslim leaders to discuss ways to stop the "help stem the anti-Muslim hysteria resulting from his rhetoric and that of other GOP presidential candidates."
The Council on American Islamic Relations has previously called out Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate. The billionaire mogul also got heat for suggesting he would consider shutting down "extremist" mosques as president and for his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.