A new disturbing censorship trend is emerging through social media and other large platforms’ banning of conservative users.
Conservative activist and avid free speech supporter, Laura Loomer, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) after she was banned from the social media platform in 2018.
Unfortunately, her banning was not an isolated incident; as several other conservative provocateurs have also been permanently banned or suspended from this social media platform, usually for unspecified reasons. A few of the many others that have been barred by Twitter include Jesse Kelly, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Candace Owens and David Clarke.
Twitter permanently booted Loomer after this tweet from November:
“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of 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-Jew.”
Loomer was insistent that she did not violate Twitter’s terms which are very vague. “Everything I said is 100 percent true and factual. It’s not malicious, it’s not mean, it’s not hateful,” she said.
She was subsequently also banned from, PayPal, Venmo, Uber, Lyft, and GoFundMe.
This Jewish spitfire is known to be outspoken about her strongly held beliefs and opinions. The 25-year-old had a substantial following on Twitter of over 250,000 before she was banned for “hateful conduct”.
She made a historical stance when she daringly handcuffed herself to Twitter’s headquarters in New York City. On November 29, Laura Loomer was trending on Twitter and had many fired up both in defense and opposition of this controversial free speech exerciser.
Loomer has claimed that her banning was requested by CAIR after regularly speaking out against the foundation and its policies.
Ilhan Omar just recently became the first elected Muslim congresswomen. She, in fact, has continuously demonstrated anti-Israel ideologies and is very much pro-Sharia law.
In 2012, Omar wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
She followed up with this statement by referring to Israel as an ‘apartheid regime’. This Minnesota Congresswoman has been open about her support for BDS, a development to boycott, deprive, and sanction Israel. The BDS movement claims its goal is to end “international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”
The rise of anti-Israel undertones is a disturbing trend being fueled by the very same progressives that are claiming conservatives are using hate speech to degrade Islamists. The conglomeration of free speech double standards and the demonization of disagreeing with others is being hailed by the deep-seated left as necessary.
Granted, Twitter and other social media platforms are private corporations, but the modern reality is that they have become the fountainhead of information dissemination and the question remains if we, as a society, will accept the elite progressive to monopolize social medical presences for personal political agendas.
Laura Loomer is a disconcerting example of what can happen to any of us free speech supporters.
Loomer released a statement referring to such:
“I am just one example of someone who has been banned for discussing issues on social media that big tech companies have deemed untouchable. All across the world, people are being silenced, censored, and even jailed for having online discussions about Islam, immigration, jihad, and Sharia. I was banned for posting facts about Islam. In other words, non-Muslims are being subjected to Islamic blasphemy laws on social media, progressively.”
Each day we get deeper into a division between truth and justice. The mainstream media, Silicone Valley, and other big tech giants are growing in the capability to silence those who oppose the agenda. They may be able to silence us individually, but together we have the potential to keep our voices heard.
Together we can stop the bias.
Loomer’s full legal complaint can be found here.
She has made known that her supporters can donate at FreeLoomer.com to help support her legal defense fund.