We’ve taken a lot of well-deserved shots at self-proclaimed journalist Laura Loomer on this site, and we’re certainly not fans of her work. But we’re also not fans of the inexplicable method by which Twitter decides to ban people.
As Twitchy reported, Loomer lost her coveted blue check a year ago and claimed Twitter was “trying to eradicate my presence. Just like Hitler” — which was way over the top, but that’s Loomer.
So for all the things Loomer has said on Twitter, this is the tweet that got her account suspended for hateful conduct: a criticism of Twitter for including newly elected Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in its Twitter Moment celebrating “women, LGBTQ, and minorities.”
I can't forget about Laura Loomer and her tires, but Ilhan Omar is an elected politician. If anyone should be a protected class, it's people who slag elected politicians, justified or not.
This is literally the banning of someone for criticizing government. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/9I0ilc0VXB
— can I cover it with foundation? (@LoveForHell) November 22, 2018
So it's ok for MSM to question Ilhan Omars allegiance to BDS regarding LGBTQ rights and antisemitsm, but not an independent Journalist? Do I have that right, Jack? pic.twitter.com/S80OitBJdH
— Campbell Video Productions (@CampbellVideos) November 21, 2018
Laura Loomer suspended from Twitter! What the heck @jack?? I didn’t always agree with her tactics or tweets but what is up with all of these conservative suspensions? #Purge pic.twitter.com/hHUq9YV65B
— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) November 21, 2018
It's official. Laura Loomer banned from Twitter. https://t.co/54aagafBzP
— David Weissman ✡️ (@davidmweissman) November 22, 2018
Twitter has permanently BANNED Jewish journalist Laura Loomer.
When will the censoshiip of Conservatives on social media stop?
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) November 21, 2018
I just spoke to Laura Loomer. She has been PERMANENTLY suspended by Twitter for criticizing Sharia law.
— Patrick Howley (@howleyreports) November 21, 2018
This is OUTRAGEOUS!
Twitter just permanently banned @LauraLoomer.
Yes, a Jewish woman was banned for accurately saying how Sharia oppresses both women & gays.
Will the feminist & LGBTQ communities please stand up? pic.twitter.com/pCJ7gYPJ30
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 22, 2018
We even bristle at all the people who call Loomer “conservative” or “right-wing” — she’s much further out there where reality is concerned — but it really looks like criticism on Sharia law is off-limits. Maybe this is a case like Milo Yianopoulos’ where Twitter just decided it had had enough and finally made the call.
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We have no doubt this is Laura Loomer tweeting through a backup account:
I think I need to take a trip to Twitter HQ, walk straight into the place, and have a chat with Jack myself.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer_Alt) November 22, 2018
— RightWired (@_donaldson) November 22, 2018
WATCH: Rep. Billy Long drowns out Laura Loomer with fake auction calls as she's booted from big tech hearing https://t.co/UknO8FKtl2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2018