U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during his speech at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa, January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
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Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant from North Carolina, stood up silently in the stands directly behind Trump during Friday night's rally when the billionaire businessman suggested that refugees fleeing violence in Syria were affiliated with Islamic State militants.Hamid, who called herself a registered Democrat, said she came to the rally because she had a day off from work and wanted Trump supporters to meet a Muslim in real life. Hamid said she told herself she would stand up quietly if Trump said anything hateful about any group, not just Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group, Saturday called on Trump to apologize after the incident, which ignited a firestorm on social media and prompted criticism by at least one fellow Republican.The incident was the latest controversy involving Trump regarding Muslims.Hamid said some Trump supporters may not be looking past his showy campaign to see the damage he is doing. Trump's campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the Hamid incident.
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