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Laura Loomer (1993–) is a far-right activist, former Project Veritas employee, confrontational troll and perennial Republican congressional candidate, Islamophobe, anti-vaxxer, queerphobe, self-described "journalist", and all-around idiot (though we're repeating ourselves).
Loomer's first big stunt was a poorly-produced "sting" for Project Veritas in which she attempted to create a "humanitarian pro-ISIS" club at her school, Barry University. For this, she was suspended and faced criminal charges. She also has secretly video-taped professors and smeared them as ISIS sympathizers, breaking Florida law of filming without consent and also violating code of conduct, creating a disruptive and hostile community for the students and staff. Loomer can cry to the judges about her free speech and see how that holds up.
|—Loomer in a nutshell|
How many more people need to die before everyone agrees that Islam is cancer & we should never let another Muslim into the civilized world?
She is willfully ignorant of the existence of different strains of Islamic belief:
There's no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They're ALL the same. It's time for us to accept this reality. I refuse to watch more ppl die. The Quran explicitly tells followers of Islam to kill all infidels. Why are people trying to pretend like this can be interpreted? #BanIslam
As previously shown, she consistently blames all Muslims for Islamist terrorism:
I would be happy to adjust my position in the future if most Muslims would publicly denounced Islamic terror. But that's not happening ATM.
My life and the life of other innocent Americans is more important than some Islamic immigrant's feelings. I will continue to speak truth.
She upholds a complete ban of Muslims in the West:
What about Muslims? Is that ban in question?
Then let me be the first to say I never want another Muslim entering this country EVER AGAIN! #ProudIslamophobe
She refuses services from Muslims (in particular Muslim Uber and Lyft drivers):
I'm late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn't find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min! This is insanity.
I generally try to not support Muslim owned businesses companies here in NY. That shouldn't be hard to do in US, but w/ immigration it is. Nearly every cab @uber @lyft driver in NYC is Muslim. It's extremely unfortunate and this is a conversation we need to have for our safety.
Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.
She has even cheered on the deaths of migrants.
Good. 👏🏻 Here's to 2,000 more
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. You'd think they'd have the decency to not walk around in hijabs @ cross street of the attack. But they don't. I bet they're loving this.
They literally just walk around in Muslim garb and hope people notice they are Muslim. They like reminding people that their ppl did this.
The 2 women were smiling/smirking in hijabs as they walked past scene of terrorist attack. That is not appropriate. I stand by what I said.
“”I don't like Islam — but I'm not going to pretend two girls walking in the street is them "loving" a terrorist attack. That's insane.
All of this eventually lent to her Twitter account being suspended due to her eventually smearing Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar as "anti-Jewish" and her typical bigoted tweets. You can guess what her and her fanbase reaction was like.
Jewish ethnicity as moral license
“”I am not a white supremacist. I am JEWISH!
|—Laura Loomer, intellectual extraordinaire|
“”Ashkenazi Jews are white...It’s an absurd thing to classify all Jews as not white.
|—Also Laura Loomer, kind of giving the game away|
Black supremacist @tariqnasheed accusing me of being modern day sonderkommando. But my grandfather was arrested in Berlin for being a Jew.🤔
This is why people don't like Marxist Hollywood Jews. They act like they are in a mafia. Don't let anyone tell you that the Marxist Hollywood-Jew mafia isn't real. *I am a Jew and I approve this message.*
I was already taking legal action against @Uber before they banned me today. They are a highly anti Semitic company and endanger lives.
|—Laura Loomer, not a stalker|
Loomer runs with the Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich crowds. For example, she is proud to say that "CNN is ISIS". Loomer also engaged in holocaust denial by victim blaming George Soros as a Nazi collaborator.
Twitter drama about teh sensy ship
Twitter removed Loomer's "verified" blue checkmark. In response, Loomer wrote:
And so it begins. Twitter is quick to call me and others Nazis, but they are literally trying to eradicate my presence. Just like Hitler.
To the LEFT:
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."
--Martin Niemoller[note 1]
In recent times, Loomer threatened to commit suicide because she had her Twitter blue check verification removed. Twitter Support responded by telling Loomer that she needs help. Loomer then attempted to retract her suicide threats over losing her blue check mark by launching the #ImNotSuicidal hashtag. She is
still unverified now banned from Twitter. We at RationalWiki hope that Laura Loomer gets the help she needs!
Banned from Twitter and Facebook
By 2018, Twitter grew sick of Loomer's antics and decided to ban her. Loomer then responded by handcuffing herself to the door of a Twitter office in NYC while wearing a yellow Jewish star and threatening to pee her pants. Unsurprisingly, her account was not reactivated.
In 2019, Facebook banned Loomer and several other individuals (Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan) as "dangerous individuals and organizations".
Running for office
On August 2, 2019, Loomer decided that she was going to run for the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 21st congressional district, running as a Republican (surprise, surprise). She faced five other Republicans in the 2020 primary, including a QAnon crank (Reba Sherrill). Proving that even Florida is capable of making the occasional rational decision... wait, no, apparently she won.
Loomer faced incumbent Democratic Party Representative Lois Frankel in November 2020. Unsurprisingly, since the district represents the Democratic stronghold of Palm Beach County, Frankel wound up winning easily in the 2020 House of Representatives Elections, ending Loomer's bid.
Fool me twice...
Loomer has announced a second try at running for Congress, this time in Florida’s 11th district. Thankfully, she failed once again… only to declare "voter fraud" when she lost. Why is it only the elections with results that Trumpists don't like that are always accused of having voter fraud?
- Pamela Geller: Another Jewish commentator with similar views on Muslims and similar use of Jewish identity as a shield from criticism.
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- Givetash, Linda (Nov. 22, 2018) Laura Loomer banned from Twitter after criticizing Ilhan Omar. NBC News. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan And Other 'Dangerous' Individuals by Matthew S. Schwartz (May 3, 20198:12 AM ET) NPR.
- Community Standards: 2. Dangerous Individuals and Organizations Facebook.
- An exotic dancer, a nuclear engineer, a QAnon enthusiast and Laura Loomer: The GOP race to represent Trump’s Palm Beach district by Lori Rozsa (August 17, 2020 at 3:48 a.m. PDT) The Washington Post.
- CNN, Self described 'proud Islamophobe' just won a GOP nomination
- WPTV, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel defeats Laura Loomer for Florida's 21st Congressional District
- Florida 11th Congressional District Primary Election Results, The New York Times
- Far-Right Activist Laura Loomer Refuses to Concede, Sobs About Voter Fraud, Aila Slisco, Newsweek 24 August 2022
- Orlando Sentinel, Laura Loomer, anti-vax conspiracy theorist and GOP congressional candidate, says she has COVID