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On November 1, 2017, following a terrorist attack in New York City, Loomer tweeted that she was late to a conference because she could not find a “non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver”. She called for the creation of a new ride-sharing company which did not employ Muslims after it became known that the suspect in the attack was a former driver for Uber. Her day-long “tweetstorm” blamed all Muslims for the activities of radical Islamists such as ISIS. Following this, both Uber and Lyft announced that she had violated their guidelines and was banned from using their services. She described herself on Twitter at the time as a “#ProudIslamophobe” and called for a complete and permanent ban on Muslims entering the United States.
In August 2018, Loomer disrupted a congressional campaign event for Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar which was attended by House candidate Rashida Tlaib. Loomer shouted questions which implied that Tlaib was antisemitic. In November that year, Twitter banned Loomer from its platform for violating its rules against hateful behavior. According to Loomer, she was banned for a tweet about the newly elected Congresswoman in which Loomer called Omar “anti-Jewish”, and described her as a member of a religion in which “homosexuals are oppressed” and women are “abused” and “forced to wear the hijab.” Loomer denied that the tweet was a violation. A week following the ban, she handcuffed herself to a door of the Twitter headquarters in New York City in protest while wearing a yellow “Jude” patch. After approximately two hours, police removed the handcuffs with a bolt cutter at her request. Loomer was not arrested.
In February 2019, Loomer traveled to Minnesota with Jacob Wohl, a far-right conspiracy theorist who has previously made high-profile false claims about public figures. Loomer and Wohl stated they were investigating a false and debunked conspiracy theory which held that Omar, U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and a Somali-American, had married her brother so that he could obtain U.S. citizenship. Vox debunked Loomer and Wohl’s conspiracy theory as “largely nonsensical”, citing that there is no evidence that Ahmed Elmi, Omar’s ex-husband whom Loomer and Wohl claimed to be her brother, was related to Omar in any way; that U.S. law permits a citizen to petition citizenship for their siblings, voiding the need for a marriage; and that Elmi, a British citizen, has never received U.S. citizenship. Loomer had previously accosted Omar with the false rumor at the October 2018 campaign event. On Instagram in 2019, Loomer uploaded a video about Omar, blaming her and all Muslims for the September 11 attacks and asserting “Muslims should not even be allowed to seek positions of political office in this country.”
Loomer has promoted a number of conspiracy theories, mostly related to mass shootings. She has falsely insinuated that school shootings in February 2018 in Parkland, Florida and May 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, were staged, and that the perpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas shootings was affiliated with ISIS. Loomer claimed on Twitter that crisis actors were used for the Santa Fe school shooting, prompting concerns about the spread of misleading information and conspiracy theories by troll farms and social bots.
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