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Gigi Hadid defends hijab by slamming American journalist for racist tweets

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 2, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
Posted: Nov 2, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

American fashion model Gigi Hadid on Thursday slammed an American journalist for posting a series of racist tweets against Muslims following the New York attack.

Trust Gigi Hadid to speak her mind and ward off racists on Twitter. The American beauty who is dating musician Zayn Malik, slammed journalist Laura Loomer.

“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. – at 200 Chambers Street,” is what she tweeted.

In response, Gigi Hadid slammed Loomer for shamelessly targeting Muslims.

Twitterati praised Hadid for speaking her mind and shutting down the American journalist for her uncalled for remarks.

A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians before striking a school bus, in the city’s first deadly attack blamed on terror since September 11, 2001.

Also read: Eight killed in New York bus attack

Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver struck in broad daylight just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, close to schools as children and their parents geared up to celebrate Halloween.

“This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Law enforcement sources identified the perpetrator as Sayfullo Saipov, 29. He was arrested in Missouri on a traffic fine last year.

The Uzbek citizen living in Tampa, Florida had recently been staying in New Jersey, where the truck was rented, reports said.

President Donald Trump denounced him as “very sick” and a “deranged person.”

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