After learning that jihadist Sayfullo Saipov was employed as a driver for ride-sharing service Uber, conservative activist Laura Loomer, formerly an undercover journalist at Project Veritas, wondered allowed on Twitter why the company hires so many extremists. Now, Uber has permanently banned her from using its services — and its competition, Lyft, has done the same.
Here is a sampling of Loomer’s Twitter feed which caused both Uber and Lyft to deactivate her account:
To the victims of Islamic terrorism all around the world, I love & respect you. I wish I could have helped you more before Islam killed you. https://t.co/bebqxVlbwp— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) November 1, 2017
Loomer was also inundated with online suggestions to commit suicide. Celebrity Gigi Hadid called her a “f***ing moron.” She began to wonder why sharing her opinions under the First Amendment was leading to such ridicule. With nothing she could do about other people’s opinions, Loomer said she will be suing the companies:
Loomer, then, tweeted a news story about a Muslim Lyft driver who raped a passenger:
The ride-share companies claim Loomer has violated “community guidelines.”