A Muslim woman was dressed in a niqab while shopping on April 2 when she was allegedly called 'Batman' by another shopper.
Ahlam Saed decided to confront the man and film the incident after getting in his face.
She posted on Facebook, along with the video that, “I was minding my own business so I had to pop into the shop down in shepherds bush to grab something. As I entered, this guy who I've seen around the area decided to call me ' batman' he even sang the theme tune to his little girls and told them to guess if I'm a man or a women. He told his girls that people like me dont speak english etc.”
Judging by the amount of spelling mistakes she made in her post, it's easy to see why he'd think that.
“I tried to hold it all in but I couldn't after everything he was saying. I told him he is ignorant and that his kids will be ignorant also if he doesn't change his way and attitude . He kept going on so i decided to record him and he was aware of this,” she added.
As you can see in the video, the man claims he never said anything to her directly and the confrontation between the two began only after she decided to yell at him and record his reaction.
Even after the man apologizes for making the single remark, the woman keeps on pressing him into continuing the argument. At this point he begins yelling.
After a few moments, two other men intervene and try to separate the two while the niqab-wearer mocks that the video “is going all over Facebook.”
In a separate Facebook post, Saed claims that “when recording I intended to post the video but never intended for it to go this viral. I've posted things like this before but ive never had this reaction so I ask people to stop blaming me.”
And in another post she writes, “I will be removing the video of the one I originally posted with the kids faces in it. I will re post one with its blurred . Can we get that one viral. Yes we certainly can.”
Saed has also taken an issue with bombing ISIS in Syria.
“David Cameron insists there is not enough money to provide benefits to low income families and is trying to cut benefits and tax credits putting people further into poverty, yet somehow there's hundreds of thousands of taxpayer pounds spare to spend on bombing Syria,” she wrote.
While the man's outburst is certainly uncalled for, he has been branded a 'racist' by media such as The Telegraph and Daily Mail, despite the fact Muslims are not a race.