With depressing predictably, some on the right are attempting to hijack a terror attack to rationalise racism.
Eight people died and 12 were badly injured after a 29-year-old man drove down a bicycle path in a rented van on Tuesday.
Most New Yorkers responded the tragedy with characteristic love and resilience, but others thought it better to best to tweet about Muslim women "aimlessly walking around in hijabs".
Loomer, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and writer, appeared to find it offensive that Muslims might choose to walk around their own city, adding:
Model Gigi Hadid certainly didn't appreciate Loomer's rhetoric.
Sometimes it's worth forgoing elegance and composure, even if you're a fashion model.
The rest of Twitter was equally disparaging.