Noor Tagouri was in Tennessee covering a hearing about a mosque cemetery that was upsetting people when she was harassed by opponents of the cemetery and former Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik. Tagouri caught it all on video and it has since then gone viral.
Zelenik told her not to film as she didn't want to be put on Iranian television and receive death threats. One man accompanying Zelenik told Tagouri, "You're the one that's lying. It's [Islam] not a religion, it is a political ideology."
When Tagouri tried to explain to Zelenik that she was a student journalist with the University of Maryland, Zelenik said, "I don't want to be on Al-Jazeera -- I've had so many death threats already."
Zelenik didn't stop there and made a parallel to her situation with the discrimination of African Americans during segregation.
"We're tired of being put at the back of the bus."
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