The cover of the New York Post illustrated above is being blamed for the part it is playing in an increase in Islamophobia and an attack Saturday on Muslim shop owner Sarker Haque, 53.
His religion should not come into this report but it is integral to his attack.
Just like some reports require skin colours such as black or white are mentioned the fact the victim is a Muslim is pertinent.
Haque sustained a brutal attack which lasted for six to eight minutes until a long-time customer arrived on the scene and called the police.
The attack at Haques shop called "Fatima Food Market" and located in the Astoria neighbourhood of New York came shortly after a possible Daesh inspired mass killing in San Bernadino California which killed 14 was reported sensationally by the New York Post.
Police have confirmed that Florida-resident Piro Kolvani has been arrested for the attack on Haque.
The Independent reports Thursday "The NYPD is investigating the alleged attack as a hate crime amid an apparent spike in similar Islamophobic attacks occurring in the wake of an attack by self-professed adherents of Isis that killed 14 people last week in San Bernardino, California."
And when you have US presidential hopeful Donald Trump demonizing all Muslims what can you expect?
Thursday boxing legend Muhammad Ali weighed into the Trump debate without naming names saying Muslims "have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda"- BBC News.
'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas' is playing on the radio as I wind up this report but me - all I am dreaming of is a peaceful Christmas for one and all.
As we wrote September 2014 "Hate breeds more hate in increasingly violent world."