Laura Loomer

Journalist

AFFILIATIONs

Project Veritas (a 501(c)(3) organization focused on undercover conservative journalism, founded by conservative activist James O’Keefe) : Former Employee

The Rebel Media (a far-right Canadian news outlet): Reporter (summer of 2017)

IlLOOMinate Media: Founder and Contributor (a digital platform for Loomer’s videos and articles)

American Freedom Defense Initiative (founded by Pamela Geller): Listed as a Reporter

Funded By:

The United West (an anti-Muslim hate group)

BIO

Laura Loomer is an independent investigative journalist who has performed various high-profile media stunts advocating for anti-immigration politics, in addition to espousing a number of conspiracy theories. Most notably, she stormed the stage of a live performance of “Julius Ceasar” in New York, shouting, “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! Shame on the New York Public Theatre for doing this! You guys are ISIS! CNN is ISIS!” Loomer has engaged in similar stunts against politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar. She was banned from Twitter in 2018 after tweeting hateful speech against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. In protest, she handcuffed herself to the door of Twitter’s headquarters in New York City. Loomer is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and a self described nationalist. Her anti-immigration, nationalist rhetoric often includes Islamophobic sentiments, which focus on the supposed threat of Islam, and more particularly that of Sharia Law, on the United States.

SOURCE: Marantz, Andrew (“Behind the Scenes with the Right-Wing Activist Who Crashed ‘Julius Ceasar’”, The New Yorker)(June 20, 2017), Madani, Doha and Shoshana Wodinsky (“Far-right activist Laura Loomer handcuffed herself to Twitter’s NYC Building”, NBC News)(November 29, 2018)

RECENT ACTIVITY

Despite being banned from Twitter and a myriad of different social media sites and services, Loomer continues to be an active journalist, promoting far-right and Anti-Muslim rhetoric. Most recently she set up an illegal immigrant “sanctuary” in Nancy Pelosi’s backyard. She also disrupted the most recent Women’s March, accusing the organization of being anti-Semitic. Furthermore, she trespassed the California governor’s mansion to protest immigration laws, wearing a sombrero. A fellow protester wore a serape and a fake mustache. Loomer commented, “Today I proved that Gavin Newsom, the governor of California who is also Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, cares more about illegals than Americans. I was arrested for hopping his fence and having a fiesta on his lawn.”

SOURCE: Chasmar, Jessica (“Activist Laura Loomer sets up illegal immigrant ‘sanctuary’ on Nancy Pelosi’s lawn”, The Washington Times)(January 15, 2019), Williams, Janice (“Laura Loomer Showed Up at The Women’s March, Screaming ‘What About the Jews’”, Newsweek)(January 19, 2019), Moritz-Rabson, Daniel (“Laura Loomer Trespasses on California Governor Mansion in ‘Fiesta’ Immigration Protest Wearing Sombrero”, Newsweek)(February 4, 2019)

ISlamophobia

On November 1, 2018, Laura Loomer was banned for life from Twitter after she tweeted hateful and Islamophobic rhetoric towards Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

“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 Jewish.”

“I want to know why Ilhan Omar supports brutal and un-American things like Sharia, which supports female genital mutilation, the killing of homosexuals, and abuse and oppression of women. I want to know why she hates Israel and why she makes so many anti-Jewish statements. I want to know why she refused to condemn HAMAS, which is a designated Islamic terrorist organization. All of these behaviors are supported in Islam and enforced under Sharia law, which is Islamic law.”

SOURCE: Loomer, Laura (“Why I Was Banned”, Iloominate Media)(November 27, 2018)

Loomer has accused various politicians and activists of the Democratic party of being “jihadis”.

“In the month prior to the election, I successfully confronted Leftists and jihadis including Michael Avenatti, Andrew Gillum, Tim Kaine, Stacey Abrams, Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. My most recent viral video caused multiple Women’s March leaders to disavow Linda Sarsour.”

SOURCE: Loomer, Laura (“Why I Was Banned”, Iloominate Media)(November 27, 2018)

Loomer verbally attacked Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar during a joint campaign rally, calling CAIR a terrorist organization.

“Rashida, are you willing to admit as a congresswoman that Hamas is a terrorist organization? What about your Jewish constituents? Why is she so hateful against Israel? Ilhan, why did you marry your brother?”

SOURCE: Mansel, William quoting Laura Loomer (“Who is Laura Loomer? Activist Accosts ‘Jihadi’ Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib at Campaign Event”, Newsweek)(August, 12, 2018)

“Both of these candidates have been endorsed by CAIR, a terrorist organization.”

SOURCE: Loomer, Laura (“Laura Loomer DESTROYS Jihadi Congressional Candidates”, YouTube)(August 11, 2018)

Loomer was banned from both Uber and Lyft after refusing to enter an Uber or Lyft driven by a Muslim.

“I’m late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn’t find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min! This is insanity.”

SOURCE: Tani, Maxwell quoting Loomer on Twitter (“Uber and Lyft bar far-right activist who complained about Muslim Uber drivers”, Business Insider)(November 1, 2017)

Loomer forwarded the conspiracy theory that the perpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, Stephen Paddock, had ties to the Islamic State.

“Whether it was the distractions from politically correct reforms forced on the agency by the Democrats during President Obama’s tenure, or the unfounded fruitless witch hunt into alleged manipulation of the 2016 election by unnamed Russians, the FBI of today has demonstrated a shocking disregard for their mission of protecting the American people and defending the U.S. Constitution.

The FBI's tarnished reputation paired with their pattern of strong resistance when it comes to pursuing credible terror leads, which directly link the Las Vegas shooting, and the alleged lone gunman, to ISIS terrorists, amounts at minimum to willful corruption of a federal investigation.

Conversely, at maximum, the evidence presented appears to show that FBI officials have served as willing accomplices to collusion with enemies of the state. Dare I say treason?”

SOURCE: Loomer, Laura (“We Need To Talk About ISIS and The Las Vegas Shooting”, Illoominate Media)(April 15, 2018)

During the 2016 Presidential election, Loomer went to a polling station dressed in a Burqa and asked for a ballot under the name Huma Abedin (The Hillary Clinton aid who was accused by Republican politicians of having ties with the Muslim Brotherhood).

SOURCE: Marantz, Andrew (“Behind the Scenes with the Right-Wing Activist Who Crashed ‘Julius Ceasar’”, The New Yorker)(June 20, 2017)