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

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

Right wing activist Laura Loomer has been banned from Uber after she tweeted about her inability to find a auto driven by a "non Muslim".

Far-right activist, Laura Loomer, was banned by Uber and Lyft following a public spat on twitter where she discriminated Muslim drivers.

Loomer's tweets came the morning after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov drove a truck onto a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring another 11.

After Loomer's outburst, both Uber and Lyft informed Business Insider they had canceled Loomer's accounts for violating the community guidelines. The ride-sharing app has banned other far-right activists in the past.

Trust Gigi Hadid to speak her mind and ward off racists on Twitter. She then went on to post images of women in hijabs in NYC and wrote: "Muslims are out in full force at the scene of the NYC #ISIS attack today rubbing it in everyone's face". Uber also said it was in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding him.

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She also tweeted, "Someone needs to create a non-Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver".

Hadid, who recently celebrated the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha with her boyfriend Zayn Malik, shared Loomer's tweet and wrote, "Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you - you're a f***ing moron". Loomer's (somewhat predictable) response: "Uber will literally hire an Islamic terrorist, but they will ban a conservative journalist for addressing legitimate safety concerns". "You'd think they'd have the decency to not walk around in hijabs @ cross street of the attack".

In June, Loomer disrupted a performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" because the character of the assassinated Roman dictator was costumed to resemble US President Donald Trump.

Federal prosecutors said Saipov was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked.

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