Waukesha tragedy: Anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer calls the attack 'vehicular jihad'
Anti-vaxxer, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer has been using Telegram -- the only social media platform that has yet to ban her -- to speak on her opinions on what happened at the Waukesha Holiday Parade. Darrell Brooks, 39, from Milwaukee has been charged in court on November 23 for ramming his red Ford Escape in the celebrating crowd on November 21. Loomer believes Brooks belongs to the "Black Supremacist Sect of Islam' called 'The Five Percent Nation' and what he did that day was commit "vehicular jihad". Loomer thanked fellow anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for having reported on the same.
Loomer was diagnosed with Covid-19 in September after saying she "hoped to catch" the virus. The conspiracy theorist said she was suffering from symptoms that she described left her feeling like she got "hit by a bus." She announced her diagnosis on GETTR and complained she was suffering from "chills, fever, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, and severe body aches." She got severely trolled on Twitter for this, and one of the comments read, "Laura Loomer has COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with COVID-19 as it is going through the pain of being trapped inside a horrible person’s body." She also made news in June when she heckled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami where Dorsey was speaking on how the open-source model of Bitcoin could inspire a censorship-free social media platform. Loomer attacked him saying he was a "giant hypocrite about censorship and freedom of speech." She continued, “Bitcoin is about decentralization, and you have no right to be here today speaking about this" before being escorted out for the gimmick.
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What is the 'Five Percent Nation'?
The Internet was rife with rumors and conspiracy theories after Darrell E. Brooks' name was released as the suspect. Many claimed the attack was connected to the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse's case while others said Brooks was a racist who also supported the Black nationalist organization 'Black Panther Party'. The police couldn't establish a connection between the attack and Rittenhouse's case. Later on, it was clarified that Brooks might have been fleeing another crime scene and this wasn't an act of terror. However, right-leaning Loomer couldn't stop making claims about vehicular jihad on her page.
According to Brittanica, Five Percent Nation was formed by Clarence13X on the idea that "all black men are Allah and that the black community should be imbued with self-sustainability through education, dignity, and self-understanding." The group was immersed in controversy over its "supposed links to gang activities and prison inmates." Britannica further states, "In the 1980s the group was said to be associated with a drug gang in New York City, and in the mid-1990s prison officials in South Carolina took disciplinary action against some 300 inmates because they refused to renounce their Five Percent status." Read more about 'The Five Percent Nation' here.
Coming back to Loomer, she had also claimed there were three people present in the car who carried out the attack. "My guess is they are probably BLACK MUSLIMS because this was a direct attack on Christian and there's only one ideology that is demented enough to attack people at a Christmas PARADE! Is Joe Biden going to condemn this act of Islamic terror-inspired act of black supremacy? This is looking like vehicular jihad," she wrote. Loomer is being ripped apart on Twitter by angry users who've resorted to calling her unpleasant names for making such claims. Check out the reactions here.