Woke New Yorkers Can’t Decide Whether New York City Is Islamophobic or Not

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Woke New Yorkers can't decide whether New York City is Islamophobic or not.

Eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured on Tuesday when, according to authorities, 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov plowed into bicyclists using a rented pickup truck in Manhattan, New York City.

Saipov immigrated from Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010, according to law enforcement officials. A note was left in the truck that expressed support for the terror group ISIS, and the incident is being investigated as an act of terror, NBC News reports.

Some woke New Yorkers warned people not to bring Islamophobia to New York City because New Yorkers are tolerant of people of Muslim faith.

MSNBC host Joy Reid said New Yorkers don't have a hysterical fear of Muslims.

But not every woke New Yorker agreed that New York City is the bastion of progressive values.

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Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour worried about the criminalization of the phrase "Allahu Akbar," which the attacker is reported to have said during the attack.

CNN received backlash for framing the attacker's words to avoid using the phrase "Allahu Akbar." Instead of using the exact phrase, CNN said "‘God is great' in Arabic" in their chyron. One CNN reporter also declined to share a physical description of the suspected attacker.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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