Uber, Lyft ban far-right activist who complained about Muslim drivers

A woman who went on a Twitter rant about not being able to find a non-Muslim Uber driver in New York after a suspected terrorist attack there this week will have to find another way to get around.

She’s been banned by Uber and Lyft.

The woman who won’t have the ride-hailing services to complain about anymore is Laura Loomer, whose Twitter bio says she’s an “investigative journalist” and “former Project Veritas operative.” Project Veritas is a right-wing group that specializes in attacking the left via undercover stings and, in some cases, doctoring videos.

“Someone needs to create a non-Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver,” Loomer tweeted Wednesday.

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Tuesday after the attack, Loomer tweeted: “Everyone who opposed @realDonaldTrump’s travel ban looks like a total a******* right now. Instead of a travel ban, can we get a Muslim ban?”

Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people and injuring a dozen more after he drove a truck into a bike path Tuesday in New York City, had been a driver for Uber. Uber said it is cooperating with investigators.

Loomer, who’s Jewish, also tweeted: “I generally try to not support Muslim owned businesses companies here in NY. That shouldn’t be hard to do in US, but w/ immigration it is.”

Since being banned by the ride-hailing services, Loomer has been tweeting links to an article about a Lyft driver suspected of rape: “Funny how @lyft will talk about banning me for criticizing problematic Muslim drivers but won’t tell you abt their Muslim rapist driver!”

San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft confirmed their ban of Loomer to SiliconBeat Thursday. Both companies said she violated their community guidelines.


Photo: A vehicle with both Lyft and Uber windshield decals is parked Dec. 14, 2015 near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)


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  • Richard Downing

    if I said I agree with her Ban, would I also be banned from uber and lyft