Media outlets and journalists are already warning of an “anti-Muslim backlash” and “Islamophobia” after an ISIS-inspired terrorist killed eight in New York.

Sayfullo Saipov killed eight people with a truck in Manhattan on Tuesday while yelling “Allahu Akbar,” and police found a note inside the truck that expressed ties to ISIS.

However, journalists are warning that the attack could lead to increased Islamophobia because people will question the terrorist’s religious motives and possibly call for stricter immigration restrictions.

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle tweeted that Muslims “should not fear retaliation…just as my white American Dad didn’t after the brutal Las Vegas massacre,” seemingly forgetting that investigators still have not determined a motive in the Las Vegas shooting.

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