Twitter Bans Laura Loomer

Twitter Banned Government Laura Loomer

Twitter banned journalist Laura Loomer for a tweet criticizing Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman. The account had about 265k followers at the time. The offending tweet was the following:

Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate “women, LGBTQ, and minorities” is a picture if Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro Sharia Ilhan is pro- FGM Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish.

About two years later, Loomer recapped her Twitter ban in an interview with Michael Malice on his show Your Welcome:

I was banned from Twitter for a tweet where I said Ilhan Omar is anti-Jewish and pro-Sharia and pro-FGM [female genital mutilation]. I remember in 2018 […] I said “Michael, you have to have me on your show. There’s this woman in Minneapolis who married her brother!” and you said “Come on Laura that sounds absurd.” […] I was trying to warn people about this woman who nobody knew about, and I said she is going to win. […] And then I was labeled as anti-Muslim because I was ahead of the curve. I was punished for being a good investigative journalist.

Sources / Relevant Material

  3. The Gateway Pundit "Twitter Bans Conservative Jew Laura Loomer but Farrakhan, Islamists, Anti-Semites and Threats Against Trump Family Still Allowed" by Jim Hoft (22 Nov 2018)
  4. Breitbart "Conservative Activist Laura Loomer Banned From Twitter After Criticizing Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar" by Alana Mastrangelo (22 Nov 2018)
  5. The Right Scoop "Even Laura Loomer’s critics can’t understand why Twitter banned her…" (23 Nov 2020)
  6. RT "Twitter bans right-wing conspiracist Laura Loomer, renewing free speech debate" (22 Nov 2020)