With Donald Trump occupying the White House as the 45th President of the United States after spending over a year proffering hate and bigotry on the campaign trail, many of his supporters now feel empowered to behave disgustingly in public. A scenario recently transpired in East Atlanta when a Muslim woman minding her own business was harassed by a man for the way in which she was dressed, but the woman did not back down. Instead, she turned the tables on the man and the entire Internet cheered for her courage and bravery in the face of adversity.
The individual in question, Asma Elhuni, 39, who has a political science degree, was hanging out in “Joe’s Coffee Shop” when a man began to photograph her for no apparent reason. Rather than be intimidated by the harassment the woman took out her camera to record the man who identified himself as “Rob.” Apparently, Rob goes around profiling women because he is a sad lonely man. When he found out that Elhuni was not in a mood to tolerate his behavior Rob called her a “bi*ch.”
Soon after Rob asked Elhuni if she was a legal resident and had a green card.
Behavior such as this cannot be placed entirely to blame on Trump, as he did not invent bigotry. He did, though, normalize such behavior. The silver lining to this story is Rob likely had no idea that his little interaction would become world news, or that Elhuni’s video would have received over a million views. Too bad, the Internet doesn’t forget.
Watch the entire sickening scene below: