Laura Loomer

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Laura Loomer
I literally never sleep.
—Our best explanation for her beliefs.[1]


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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",[2] and all-around idiot (though we're repeating ourselves).

Early "activism"[edit]

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.[3] For this, she was suspended and faced criminal charges.[4] She also has secretly video-taped professors and smeared them as ISIS sympathizers, breaking Florida laws pertaining to filming without consent and also violating code of conduct, as well as creating a disruptive and hostile community for the students and staff. Loomer can cry to the judges about her free speech all she wants, but in the end, she's only hurting herself even more than she already has.

Anti-Muslim bigotry[edit]

Phobia=irrational fear. It's 100% rational to fear that (ISLAM) which wants to kill you (Infidels). There is NO SUCH THING as Islamophobia!
—Loomer in a nutshell[5]

Loomer is an anti-Muslim bigot. She consistently attacks Muslims as a group instead of criticizing Islam. For example, she consistently describes Muslims as savages:

Leave it to Muslims to ruin everything. People can't even enjoy #Halloween without those savages f**king everything up for everyone.[6]

How many more people need to die before everyone agrees that Islam is cancer & we should never let another Muslim into the civilized world?[7]

Despite what @andersoncooper and @CNN tell you, Americans are sick and tired of Islamic savages killing ppl![8]

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.[9] The Quran explicitly tells followers of Islam to kill all infidels. Why are people trying to pretend like this can be interpreted? #BanIslam[10]

How can you honestly say there are non sharia compliant Muslims when to be a Muslim, you must follow the Quran which says kill all infidels?[11]

As previously shown, she consistently blames all Muslims for Islamist terrorism:

Going to order ton of "Muslims please stop killing us" t-shirts from Milo & give them out to every NYC @Uber driver.[12]

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.[13]

My life and the life of other innocent Americans is more important than some Islamic immigrant's feelings. I will continue to speak truth.[14]

She upholds a complete ban of Muslims in the West:

What about Muslims? Is that ban in question?[15]

Then let me be the first to say I never want another Muslim entering this country EVER AGAIN! #ProudIslamophobe[16]

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.[17]

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.[18] 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.[19]

Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.[20]

.@nytimes sent a female Muslim hijab wearing reporter to cover #ISIS terror attack in NYC. I asked her to disavow, she laughed & refused![21]

She has even cheered on the deaths of migrants.

Good. 👏🏻 Here's to 2,000 more[22]

Indeed, she can't even handle Muslims walking around New York City:

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.[23] 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.[24]

They literally just walk around in Muslim garb and hope people notice they are Muslim. They like reminding people that their ppl did this.[25]

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.[26]

TLDR: Loomer is so bigoted that even Lauren Southern called Loomer out:[27]

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.[28] You can guess what her and her fanbase reaction was like.

Jewish ethnicity as moral license[edit]

I am not a white supremacist. I am JEWISH!
—Laura Loomer, intellectual extraordinaire[29]
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[30]
See the main article on this topic: Whataboutism

Loomer frequently uses her Jewish ethnic background to deflect criticism or attack others:

Lefties may call me a Nazi, even though I'm a Jew. But I promise you I am not paid by ACTUAL nazi Jew @georgesoros.[31]

Black supremacist @tariqnasheed accusing me of being modern day sonderkommando. But my grandfather was arrested in Berlin for being a Jew.🤔[32]

But I am a Jew. Not a Nazi.[33]

Funny, because Loomer believes that George Soros (a Jew) was a Nazi collaborator.[34]

This is why people don't like Marxist Hollywood Jews. They act like they are in a mafia.[35] Don't let anyone tell you that the Marxist Hollywood-Jew mafia isn't real. *I am a Jew and I approve this message.*[36]

There is a lot of Jewish influence in the media… as a Jew even I will admit this. Facts are facts.[37]

As a Jew, I am calling total bullshit on the @ADL_National for claiming to fight hate while they spread hate against conservatives.[38]

I was already taking legal action against @Uber before they banned me today. They are a highly anti Semitic company and endanger lives.[39]

And I say that as a Jew myself. I don't understand why the rich Jews of this country are so hellbent on trying to destroy our country, but for some reason so many rich Jews have a fixation on trying to destroy America. And it's not an antisemitic statement to make. I say that as a Jew myself, OK?[40]

Conspiracy theories[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Conspiracy theory
Good. I live in NY and I have the addresses of every top CNN anchor. I will blame and shame them all until @CNN is shut down forever.
—Laura Loomer, not a stalker[41]

Loomer runs with the Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich crowds. For example, she is proud to say that "CNN is ISIS".[42] Loomer also engaged in holocaust denial by victim blaming George Soros as a Nazi collaborator.[31][43]

Twitter drama about teh sensy ship[edit]

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.[44]

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[45][note 1]

Because taking away a journalist's public verification on social media is a form of censorship. And censorship is the first step toward tyranny.[46][note 2]

Using "badge politics", censoring those who don't worship twitter's liberal dictator, & implementing procedures to annihilate conservatives from the Internet?

Sounds like twitter is carrying out its own "final solution" for conservatives.[47]

We at RationalWiki heartily agree: Twitter's verification policies are exactly like the Holocaust.

Suicide threats[edit]

In recent times, Loomer threatened to commit suicide because she had her Twitter blue check verification removed.[48] Twitter Support responded by telling Loomer that she needs help.[49] Loomer then attempted to retract her suicide threats over losing her blue check mark by launching the #ImNotSuicidal hashtag.[50] She is still unverified now banned from Twitter.[51][52] We at RationalWiki hope that Laura Loomer gets the help she needs!

Banned from Twitter and Facebook[edit]

By 2018, Twitter grew sick of Loomer's antics and decided to ban her.[53] 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.[54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68] 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".[69][70]

Running for office[edit]

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).[71] She faced five other Republicans in the 2020 primary, including a QAnon crank (Reba Sherrill).[72] Proving that even Florida is capable of making the occasional rational decision... wait, no, apparently she won.[73]

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.[74]

Fool me twice...[edit]

Loomer announced a second try at running for Congress, this time in Florida’s 11th district. Thankfully, she failed once again…[75] only to declare "voter fraud" when she lost.[76] Why is it only the elections with results that Trumpists don't like that are always accused of having voter fraud?

Post-candidate developments[edit]

On September 2021, after pushing anti-vaccination rhetoric and COVID-19 denialism, claiming "food poisoning was worse than COVID", she tested positive for COVID-19.[77]

Notes[edit]

  1. She either didn't notice or doesn't care that the first line is literally about the left.
  2. Censorship is actually the fourth step toward tyranny.

See also[edit]

  • 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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  73. CNN, Self described 'proud Islamophobe' just won a GOP nomination
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