Uber Bans Bigot Laura Loomer Over Islamophobic Tweets About Drivers

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In the aftermath of the terror attack that struck New York City on Tuesday, a self-described "investigative-journalist" and blogger Laura Loomer posted a very insensitive anti-muslim tweet on her page.

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.

Uber has since banned the outspoken activist from the app, according to Business Insider.

Lyft, also followed suit and deactivated the racist woman's account.

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After that, Loomer then complained about being late to a New York Police Department press conference because she couldn't get a "non Muslim" cab, Uber, or Lyft driver. Uber also said it was in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding him.

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This isn't the first time Loomer, who is Jewish, has tangled with a ride-sharing company. "This is insanity", Loomer posted.

By Wednesday evening, Uber, which Loomer had previously criticized as anti-Semitic, said she would not be able to use the service.

"You'd think [the two Muslim women would] have the decency to not walk around in hijabs [at the] cross street of the attack", Loomer added.

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.

Wednesday was not the first time Uber banned a far-right activist from its platform.

Mr Saipov told investigators he chose to attack on Halloween because he knew that there would be a lot of people on the streets and that his plan was to kill people on the West Side Highway and then "proceed to the Brooklyn Bridge to strike pedestrians", according to a complaint filed against him.