When Zainab Chaudry left a grocery store Wednesday in her native Baltimore, a man loitering outside followed the 32-year-old to her car.

"'Are you one of those people who are beheading people over there?'" she recalled him asking her. "He said, 'You need to go back to where you came from, because you're not welcome here.'"

Chaudry, who wears a traditional headscarf, is one of many Muslims and Muslim-Americans who face heightened backlash since the Islamic State tried to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

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