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Laura Loomer Banned by Uber, Lyft After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Laura Loomer Banned by Uber, Lyft After Anti-Muslim Tweets

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By    |   Friday, 03 November 2017 06:08 PM

Laura Loomer, a conservative commentator, was reportedly banned from Uber and Lyft for posting messages on social media complaining about not being able to find non-Muslim drivers for the services.

"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.

Loomer later complained that she couldn't find a non-Muslim cab, Uber or Lyft driver for over 30 minutes and was late to a meeting because of it, USA Today reported.

The comments came after it was revealed that Islamic immigrant Uber driver Sayfullo Saipov was arrested for driving a rented Home Depot van down a bike path, killing eight and injuring 12 in a terrorist attack, Newsweek reported.

Within a few hours, her Twitter account had generated hundreds of anti-Muslim comments, and Uber and Lyft had both banned her from using their services and deactivated her accounts, according to NBC News.

Both Uber and Lyft said that Loomer had violated their community guidelines against discrimination, USA Today noted.

Loomer has since defended her remarks in a series of tweets.

Loomer also tweeted that she was considering suing Uber and Lyft. "When I am done suing @uber and @lyft, I will probably have a personal driver," she wrote.

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Laura Loomer, a conservative commentator, was reportedly banned from Uber and Lyft for posting messages on social media complaining about not being able to find non-Muslim drivers for the services.
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