Uber bans right-wing activist after anti-Islamic tweets

Tomas Mccoy
November 4, 2017

Her Lyft account was also deactivated, said Scott Coriell, a spokesman for that ride-sharing service. The full e-mail was shared on Twitter via the New York Times' Mike Isaacs.

She was responding to the terrorist attack in NY where Sayfullo Saipov, a former driver for the two companies, allegedly struck and killed eight people while driving down a bike lane, injuring many more. "This is insanity", Loomer wrote.

Gigi Hadid has earned the respect of thousands of Twitter users after she expertly took down a far-right blogger for posting an islamophobic tweet. She criticized Muslim women for simply walking down the street in hijabs, claiming they were "rubbing it in everyone's face". "But they don't. I bet they're loving this".

Hadid responded: "Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You're a f**king moron".

"The 2 women were smiling/smirking in hijabs as they walked past scene of terrorist attack".

She was referring to the October 31 violent incident in which a 29-year-old legal immigrant, originally from Uzbekistan, plowed a pickup truck into a crowd, killing eight and injuring more than 10, according to CNN.

Ms Loomer, who has over 100,000 Twitter followers, has hit out at the companies on Twitter for banning her. "Uber will literally hire an Islamic terrorist, but they will ban a conservative journalist for addressing legitimate safety concerns", she said.

But Gigi, who is dating former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, who is of Pakistani heritage, saw this tweet, she wouldn't let it lie.

Hadid's tweet was shared more than 13,000 times and liked almost 50,000 times by her supporters.

However, she incited outrage in March this year when she posed for the cover of the first-ever Vogue Arabia wearing a bejewelled hijab, with some commentators suggesting she was turning the religious garment into a "fashion statement". & learn and grow in doing so.

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