Charlotte activist escorted out of Trump rally in SC

A Charlotte activist was dramatically escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina this weekend.

Jibril Hough, a local Muslim leader, shouted “Islam is not the enemy” towards the end of the hour-long event in Aiken, South Carolina.

That moment was captured on video.

“I defended myself. I pushed back. I held my ground. I didn’t hit anyone in the face, because I wasn’t swung at. And I didn’t want to get arrested,” Hough said.

Political experts say this is a growing trend that seems to happen at Trump events. Protesters are showing up and then getting kicked out by security.

Hough tells us he finds some of Trump’s views offensive, especially the latest. The presidential candidate said he supports banning Muslims from entering the U.S. in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino shootings.

Scott Huffmon, director of the Winthrop poll, says protesters are not hurting Trump's campaign. He says Trump supporters are concerned about the security of the United States and feel that they don't have a voice.

"These are the folks that in the most recent Winthrop Poll said they feel Christians are being discriminated against. And that Christians tend to be discriminated against even more than other groups. They feel that they're losing their voice,” Huffmon said.

The latest fox news poll shows GOP candidate Ted Cruz is ahead of Trump in Iowa by just two points. Another poll that came out Saturday has Cruz ahead of trump by ten points in Iowa.

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