Laura Loomer has raised more than $67,000 on her website. The reason for the existence of the fund is the fact that she has been talking quite a bit about impending Sharia Law in America on social media. Twitter banned her permanently, and shortly thereafter, she was banned from Facebook for 24 hours.
Loomer says that she was banned from the social networking sites for stating “facts” about Sharia Law. She says on the site freeloomer.com:
The tweet that Twitter decided to ban me for was a tweet full of facts about Sharia law. It was a tweet directed at Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Congresswoman, a politician, a public figure, which pointed out that her support of Sharia law does not make her an ally for gay people, women, or Jews, as Twitter would like you to believe.
Sure enough, it was eventually discovered that CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) was behind my banning, specifically lobbying Twitter to remove me from the platform.
Perhaps it is the fact that Loomer targeted a United States Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), that got her banned. After all, public platforms have to take it seriously when it even appears that a public official might be in danger due to extreme political beliefs being propagated on their platforms.
In short, Laura Loomer believes that Muslims are a threat to America, and any organization designed to help them, such as the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is going to usher in Sharia Law across America. There are obviously a lot of Americans out there who think the same thing, which is why she raised so much money. This a clear example of racism and religious hatred in America.
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Shannon Barber is a progressive queer feminist and budding political scientist. She is passionate about issues of social justice, including but not limited to racial equality, criminal justice reform, pro-Black politics, and LGBTQ equality. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.