Uber bans far-right activist who complained about Muslim Uber drivers

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Uber bans far-right activist who complained about Muslim Uber drivers

Loomer, who is known for her far-right, inflammatory tweets, wrote on Wednesday (1 November) morning that she was late to the NYPD press conference because she wasn't able to find an Uber or Lyft that wasn't driven by a person who looked like they were Muslim.

Ride-hailing service Uber banned a far-right activist who complained about Muslim Uber drivers in the wake of a terrorist attack in New York City that was allegedly committed by a former Uber driver.

"Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver", Loomer tweeted earlier.

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Uber then banned her from the app, according to Business Insider. Lyft, for which Loomer also drove, confirmed they deactivated her account to both outlets.

Loomer released numerous posts on Twitter about Muslims on Tuesday and Wednesday, accusing passersby in hijabs of enjoying the attack in NY and complaining that taxi and ride-sharing companies hired extremists.

An Uber spokesperson told Gizmodo that Loomer violated its community guidelines.

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Meanwhile, others pointed out and challenged Islamophobic responses to the attack. After August's violent protests in Charlottesville, Uber banned white supremacist James Allsup and Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet after they made their Uber driver uncomfortable by making racist remarks while driving past the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Their driver, a black woman, kicked the two out of her auto.

Loomer's tweet, which included a photo of the women, was tagged to "200 Chambers Street", an area near the location where the attack, which took the lives of eight people and injured 11, happened. On Tuesday, he rented the pickup truck with no intention of returning it and planned to not just drive through Lower Manhattan but all the way to the south of Brooklyn Bridge.

Federal prosecutors said Saipov was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked.

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Authorities investigating the case also examined Saipov's phone and said that they found about 90 videos, of which "many appear to be "ISIS-related propaganda".

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