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These Muslim Sisters Offered "Free Hugs" At A Trump Rally

"I think people here are good people. I think they have the right intention, but they are a little bit confused."

Posted on September 30, 2016, at 10:20 p.m. ET

Two Muslim sisters braved the cold and rain to offer free hugs to Donald Trump supporters waiting to get into his rally in Novi, Michigan, on Friday.

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Hajer Sbehawi, 25, and her 12-year-old sister walked up and down the line with "Free Hugs" signs, asking those waiting to spread the love. Sbehawi told BuzzFeed News in about 15 minutes she got 5 hugs, which made her "sad."

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Her goal, she added, was to get at least 1,000 hugs that day.

"We're just here to spread love. I don't think there's enough of that here," she said.

Sbehawi said she wasn't nervous to come to a Trump rally, in fact, she was happy to spread love.

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"I think people here are good people," she said. "I think they have the right intention, but they are a little bit confused."

She added that she hopes to maybe change some people's minds about Muslims like herself.

"I think a lot of people here have never met a Muslim," she said. "So I think if I come out here and show face and give people a hug they will understand that not all Muslims are violent."

When asked if she would come to more rallies in the future, Sbehawi said "absolutely."

"I love hugs!" she said.

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