Like so many others, Reem Hassaballa's heart was broken Friday when she heard about the terrorist attacks in Paris. She posted a photo on Facebook taken in front of the Eiffel Tower two months earlier and added a French flag filter on Saturday as a gesture of solidarity.
But later that day, she also posted her account of a tense confrontation with a customer at a store who presumed she wasn't American because she was wearing a headscarf.
"This is not how we do it in America," the woman shouted at Hassaballa, when her sister joined her in line at the cash register.
"It really infuriated me," said Hassaballa, 39, of Hinsdale.