Defying attempts by social media giants to silence her, Laura Loomer is looking to take on anti-Semitism in the US. Opinion
I had the honor of having a lovely conversation with Laura Loomer, a proud Jewish American woman who is running for the congressional seat in Florida’s 21st district.
At twenty-seven years old, she has become a prominent activist who hasn’t let her age nor the constant censorship deter her. Laura bravely advocates for Jewish values, which is why she is running for Congress. She is an educated woman who graduated from Barry University with a degree in broadcast journalism. This election will be the first time in American history in which two Jewish women will run against each other
Laura seeks office as a Republican not just because she supports several of Trump’s policies aimed at combating anti-Semitic narratives, particularly on college campuses, but because she knows the Jewish American community needs her. She understands that it is imperative to “boycott big tech because they are the major problem in the current rise of antisemitism.” “I want Jewish Americans to be a protected class. In the United States hate crime laws… they list ‘Jewish,’ as a race. Elected officials will be held accountable. I will also call out the systemic Jew Hatred that has become a major issue.”
Loomer says “It’s time for Jews to wake up!” She holds the conviction that the Democratic Party is the demise of American Jewry. Many of our Democratic Party leaders stand firmly against the Jewish community and the Jewish nation state, Israel. Far too few are condemning them.
Laura is no stranger to criticism. She has addressed anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party for years. On many occasions, she has called out Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib, and the rest of the “Squad” members’ anti-Semitism, most recently when, a few days ago, Palestinian media praised the Squad for its anti-Zionism and stance against Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. In the Squad’s letter, Loomer points out that “they supported organizations that are linked to BDS, as well as the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine; which is categorized as a hate group in many counties.”
In 2018, Twitter banned Laura Loomer for criticizing Ilhan Omar. Notably, Loomer boldly interrupted the 2019 Womens’ March and drew attention to the March’s leaders’ anti-Semitic ways. Thereafter, the Womens’ March fired Linda Sarsour.
Laura opines that “[i]f there is a second Holocaust, the Jewish Democrats will be to blame. History is repeating itself.” She continued “the ADL receives millions of dollars a year but won’t say anything. They were complicit with Obama and Farrakhan.” Many Jews feel this way. There has been an outcry for a leading voice to speak out on the rise of Farrakhan’s “teachings.” Loomer added “[Farrakhan] seems to have ridden the wave of the BLM movement and attached the Democratic left, which is a strong force in the media and isn’t a friend to the Jew.”
The rise of anti-Jewish incidents has been profound and has included Brooklyn Jews being physically assaulted in the streets, the shooting in NJ done carried out by Hebrew Black Israelites, and the stabbing at the Monsey shul. When speaking on this, Laura said “We need to call it for what it is. It’s Jew Hatred. Which I find ironic because Jews helped the black community during the civil rights era. We were standing side by side. Now, they are being radicalized by Louis Farrakhan.”
“Joe Biden has said they should teach Islam in school. But no Christianity? No Judaism? Why don’t we give out free Qurans? Studies have shown there’s more hatred for Jews within it than Mein Kampf,” she told me. Laura believes a red-green alliance is taking place. Namely, “that Democrats, BLM, and these Islamic groups are manipulating the system in a way where you can’t even speak out against them without them telling you you’re racist or Islamophobic.” Laura is known for her strong right-wing beliefs but are there truths to this? Continuing on her position of Joe Biden, “he supports Emgage, which if you look it up it’s backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR is run by Hamas and you have all these people backing them!” Some have dubbed these ties to be “conspiracy theories.” Rather often, complex happenings are labeled as such. Are American Jews in trouble? Should we be paying more attention to what is happening behind the scenes or even what is right in front of us? Laura Loomer is here to tell you that you absolutely should. “Think about it,” she tells me, “Roseanne Barr gets immediately cancelled, I get banned from major platforms, and Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar are getting promoted and more support for their Jew Hatred!”
Ms. Loomer has been silenced by many big companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Paypal, and Chase. This has not stopped her. She has found many ways to get her voice heard. She is determined to make sure that America remains America and that the Jewish people in America remain safe. We need her in office. “I was in Israel for the move of the embassy, not a single Democrat member of congress was there. Out of the twenty-eight Jewish members of congress, twenty-six of them are Democrats! They weren’t there. They don’t condemn the members and their Jew hatred.”
I found that to be very compelling. Antisemitism is on the rise. The majority of hate crimes happening in the United States target Jews and no one speaks about it. Laura said lastly, “I will be putting Jews on trial. They need to decide who they want to represent them, their values, and who will stick up for their survival. That’s what I will do.”
As a person who has been talking about antisemitism rising for years now, I know exactly what she means. We need someone like her to stick up for us when others are quiet. She didn’t choose this job, it chose her. Others are silent. The Jews have taken notice. Some of us are scared, we are leaving our home cities, towns, and even the country. We must take a stand against those that wish to harm our communities. Can Laura Loomer make history and be our voice in Congress? It’s up to us to decide. It’s on the Jew to decide what the future will look like here, in America.