Alkam says while there, she had a wonderful time at the event, especially the people she encountered.
"I had such a great time at the festival, and everyone was so courteous and sweet," Alkam remembered.
While there, a Gilmer business woman snapped a photo of Alkam. She then proceeded to post it to her Facebook page. The caption on the post read: "Look what showed up in Gilmer at the Yulefest. We have been infiltrated."
Alkam says she first saw the post while scrolling through Facebook.
"I saw that somebody had shared a post saying, talking about a woman who had posted a picture of a woman in the hijab and that she captioned it with the racist comment. And she sent it to me, and lo and behold, it was me. It was a photo of me," Alkam explained. "I was just shocked that somebody would go out of their way to take a photo of me, without my consent, and then post a really nasty comment along with it."
Alkam says while the post upset her, it is the first instance of someone being offensive toward her because of her hijab.
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