Conservative Journalist Threatens to Sue Twitter Over Censorship

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 26, 2018   

Laura Loomer banned for criticizing Muslim practice of female genital mutilation

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - A conservative journalist, banned on Twitter for criticizing an Islamic congresswoman, is threatening to file a lawsuit.

Laura Loomer, an investigative journalist, was banned by Twitter on November 21 after commenting that Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar is a radical islamist who supports female genital mutilation (FGM), the oppression and killing of homosexuals and women, and hatred of Jews.

She threatened on Friday to sue the social media giant for suppressing her right to free speech.


 

Omar is the one of the Left's newest darlings because she is the first congresswoman who is a Somali refugee and who speaks openly about being a devout Muslim. Leading up the the November midterm elections she softened her rhetoric regarding the state of Israel, but after elections she came out in support of sanctions against Israel, causing her Jewish constituents to feel betrayed.

The ban on Loomer, however, is not an isolated incident. It's merely a further indication that Twitter and other social media websites like Facebook are cracking down on discussion that goes against leftist ideology.

On Sunday Twitter announced "misgendering or deadnaming" a so-called transgender person will earn the purpetrator a permanent ban, meaning individuals cannot describe a transgender by a gender they don't prefer or by using their old name.

Twitter stated, "We recognize that if people experience abuse on Twitter, it can jeopardize their ability to express themselves."

The company also banned fellow liberal feminist Meghan Murphy for stating that "men aren't women" in a discussion involving transgender ideology, noting its updated rule.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, revealed in September that even his own more conservative-leaning employees "don't feel safe to express their opinions at the company," adding that they "feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company." He noted that he didn't think it "fair or right" but also admitted Twitter is "more left-leaning."

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