Asthma Elhuni was sitting inside a coffee shop in Atlanta when she was harassed by a man identified only as 'Rob'.
The 39-year-old was working on her computer when the man came into the coffee shop and began taking pictures of her.
As he photographed her, Ms Elhuni began filming the incident.
She asked him: “Hi Rob, you like taking pictures of Muslim women? You like taking pictures of me in particular?”
In response, the man laughs before he replies: “Why? Are you getting offended?”
FACBEOOK ASMA ELHUNI
The woman was working on her computer when she was harassed in the coffee shop
“No, I’m just wondering why you have your camera out, taking a picture of me,” Ms Elhuni responded.
The man then takes a sip of his drink before he sits down next to the Muslim woman and says: “It’s a good question. Why are you so uptight. What’s got you off-kilter?”
Again the Ms Elhuni, who is an American citizen and a Georgia State University political science graduate student, asked why she was being photographed.
Rob told her: “I'm standing in a coffee shop, which I thought was interesting.
“I see this guy sitting here looks like he's the DJ, and I thought it was a really chill place, so being from Detroit I took a shot of the coffee shop and that guy sitting there, who's obviously not the DJ, and we were going to have a laugh.
“I was going to share that on Facebook. And then you started acting like a b****.”
FACBEOOK ASMA ELHUNI
Rob was heard in the footage calling the Muslim woman a 'b****'
I was going to share that on Facebook. And then you started acting like a b****
Shocked, Ms Elhuni calmly responds, “Oh, so now I’m a b****?”, to which Rob instantly replied: “Yes, you are”.
When Ms Elhuni asks Rob what his occupation his, he then fires back by asking the Muslim woman if she has a green card – a piece of American identification that proves an individual has been granted residency.
“Oh, do you not think I’m American?” Ms Elhuni asked, before Rob’s friend comes over and escorts him out of the shop.
Ms Elhuni spoke to Creative Loading about her video which she posted on Facebook, and has nearly two million views.
She said: “Really what I wanted to show him was, one, what he did was inappropriate, and two, I’m not afraid of you.
“Because did you see how he sat down and got in my face? I knew my weapon was my camera.
“People are so emboldened with this climate now, literally they feel like they can just say and do anything. But we can fight back with things like technology.”
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Joe's Coffee Shop released a statement about the incident on Facebook which read: “There is a video floating around on Facebook of an encounter with one of our dear customers and a man saying horrible things to her.
“We DO NOT condone such behaviour and are, frankly, disgusted by it. Joe's is a welcoming place, a SAFE space for people of all races, colours, and sex, ETC.
“If you are ever in our store and feel threatened or uncomfortable please tell a staff member. PLEASE remember to love people and show kindness always.”
A post on Facebook from a man named Rob Koehler appeared to apologise for the incident, however it has since been deleted.
It read: “I was confronted by a Muslim activist at this coffee shop. She was concerned I was taking her picture.
“As you can see by this image she was not even in it. I thought it was a really neat environment and I was going to share it on Facebook. Asma Elhundi then accosted me for simply taking a picture.
“Her radical friends then started contacting me and telling me they were going to kill me. I could say at this moment that I agree with Donald trumps (sic) stance on immigration.
“But the truth is I don't, this is a land of immigrants. To all my friends, family, colleagues, clients and vendors my apologies.
“I could've handled the situation better. I will get better and be better from this experience. Thank you Asma I have learned and I will grow from this experience.”