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Mystery solved: Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter after pressure from CAIR

Mystery solved: Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter after pressure from CAIR

Loomer called out now-Congresswoman Ihlan Omar for her anti-Semitic tweet, so Twitter banned …. Loomer.

For the past couple of years, there has been an increasing concern that tech giants, particularly social media giants, were making highly politicized decisions as to who they kicked off their platforms.

A conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones was kicked off Twitter (and deplatformed elsewhere) while anti-Trump conspiracy theorists continue to flourish on Twitter. Some conspiracy theorists apparently are more equal on Twitter.

When, in late November 2018, Laura Loomer was kicked off Twitter, this looked like another political move. Yes, she’s controversial because of her aggressive reporting style, but in the ocean of outrageous and offensive content on Twitter, she hardly was worse than so many others who remain. And while she aggressively confronted people she considered anti-Semitic, anti-Semitism does in fact flourish on Twitter.

One of the people Loomer confronted was then congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib (who was accompanied by then congressional candidate Ilhan Omar):

(As a side note, Tlaib would later become infamous for her pledge ‘We’re Going to Impeach the Motherf***er!’, referring to Trump. She also played the anti-Semitic dual loyalty and disloyalty cards against Israel supporters.)

We wrote that the spark that caused Twitter to boot Loomer was Loomer calling out then Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar for Omar’s 2012  offensive anti-Semitic tweet about Israel:

Loomer tweeted:

That was enough to get Loomer kicked off Twitter.

We covered the story on November 23, 2018, Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter for criticizing Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar:

The Twitter purge continues, but only of certain people.

If you are an Islamist anti-Semite like Louis Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, or Congresswoman-elect Ihlan Omar, you are safe. If you are the military wing of Hamas,[*] you are safe. If you are an unhinged anti-Trump conspiracy theorist, you are safe.

If you are accused of being “far right” (regardless of whether that’s an accurate description), you are at risk.

[* The Hamas Arabic language military account later was suspended, but the Hamas English account still is live]

It was something of a mystery why Loomer’s tweet about Omar resulted in a ban considering the cesspool of hostile, fake, and defamatory accusations that flood Twitter every minute.

Now we know.

CAIR put pressure on Twitter to ban Loomer.

The Wall Street Journal reports (emphasis added):

Conservative Jewish activist Laura Loomer says she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her from the site in late November.

In an email to Ms. Loomer, Twitter said she had violated its hateful conduct policy for a tweet calling Ilhan Omar, the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, anti-Jewish and supportive of Shariah law. In an interview, Ms. Loomer says she was referring to a 2012 tweet from Ms. Omar in which the congresswoman wrote, “may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Among the groups that had complained to Twitter was the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy organization.

The council doesn’t often step in to advocate against other users, says Executive Director Zahra Billoo, but did so in the case of Ms. Loomer based on her previous comments about Muslims. In 2017, Ms. Loomer tweeted after a terror attack in New York City, “Leave it to Muslims to ruin everything. People can’t even enjoy #Halloween without those savages f**king everything up for everyone.”

Other organizations, including the civil-rights organization Muslim Advocates, voiced similar complaints.

Twitter’s email to Ms. Loomer didn’t mention the behind-the-scenes discussions. After her suspension, she handcuffed herself to Twitter’s New York headquarters in protest. Police cut her free from the handcuffs after two hours.

Twitter’s Mr. Borrman says Ms. Loomer’s suspension “was the result of multiple, repeated violations of the same rules, it was not about any one tweet.” He added that many organizations and individuals contacted Twitter about her account over the years.

Ms. Loomer says she didn’t post anything hateful or anything in violation of Twitter’s terms of service.

There you have it. Mystery solved.


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legacyrepublican | January 9, 2019 at 9:53 am

Who would ever think that Twitter would want to become the new Auschwitz. Same effect. Cutting off someone’s voice from being heard.

JusticeDelivered | January 9, 2019 at 10:24 am

CAIR has a long history of targeting journalists who dare to expose any wrong doing by Muslims. Most of media does not stand up when they are harassed by CAIR, instead they hang journalists out to dry.

This kind of sneaky hidden attack is consistent with their past MO.

CAIR deserves quality time. They are in my opinion subversives.

CAIR was created by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the same purpose that the CommIntern organized the CPUSA: cultural warfare/civilizational jihad. This is just part of what they do.

LOL why is anybody still swimming in that cesspool? If conservatives just quit and deleted their accounts the thing would go into a financial tailspin and go bankrupt in a matter of months.

Most amazing about all this, is the profanity (MF-er) used by that otherwise bigoted pig Rashida Tlaib has an incredibly sexist derivation.

So much for hypocracy of bigoted pigs like Tliab and her enabler, Pelousy.

Does Twitter know how many Cair officials have been convicted of terrorism?

JusticeDelivered | January 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

CAIR is an offshoot of International Association of Palestine (IAP), IAP is a fund raising front for Hamas.

Both CAIR and IAP should be shut down. America needs a zero tolerance policy related to all Muslim slime bag organizations.