Laura Loomer, a leading Jewish voice on the extreme “alt-right,” blamed all Muslims for the terrorist who killed eight people in New York — and said Mayor Bill de Blasio has “blood on his hands” for allying himself with activist Linda Sarsour.
Using the hashtags #banIslam and #proudIslamophobe, Loomer called Islam “cancer” and tweeted that all Muslims are responsible for the deadly violence.
There’s no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They’re ALL the same. It’s time for us to accept this reality. I refuse to watch more ppl die.— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 31, 2017
Loomer also posted a photo of de Blasio with Sarsour, a pro-Palestinian activist who has played a leading role in protests against President Trump.
Loomer claimed that Sarsour has called for “jihad in the U.S.,” although there was no sign that the suspected attacker — a legal immigrant from Uzbekistan — had any ties to her.
She also used the attack to renew her support for Trump’s proposed ban on immigrants from several Muslim countries.
How many more people need to die before everyone agrees that Islam is cancer & we should never let another Muslim into the civilized world?— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 31, 2017
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
Laura Loomer Blames New York Terror On ‘All Muslims’ — And Mayor De Blasio, Too