The terror attack in New York City this week left not only 11 people injured but eight people dead after a driver plowed through pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path in Lower Manhattan.
And ever since the tragedy, city locals, civilians, celebrities, and even politicians have made sure to send messages of support to the victims and their families.
But according to CNN reports, the driver was a 29-year-old named Sayfullo Saipov, who planned out the act of terror weeks ahead “in the name of ISIS.”
With that, this lead to commenters’ taking the opportunity to make remarks against Islam as a whole.
Gigi Hadid, who is Muslim, decided to voice her opinion about those fighting Islamophobia by calling out journalist, Laura Loomer – who criticized women in New York for wearing hijabs near the crime scene.
“Muslims are out in full force at the scene of the NYC #ISIS attack today rubbing it in everyone’s face. Aimlessly walking around in hijabs.”
She then followed up with another tweet, stating:
“You’d think they’d have the decency to not walk around in hijabs @ cross street of the attack. But they don’t. I bet they’re loving this.”
Hadid tweeted back:
“Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You’re a f**king moron.”
Gigi and her younger sister Bella have been vocal about their faith. And they became more vocal and protested in New York, after Trump’s immigration ban earlier this year.
Their father, Mohammed Hadid (real estate developer) came to the U.S. as a refugee as a child from Palestine.
Bella told Harper Bazaar:
“He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”