Conservative journalist Laura Loomer has made a habit out of confronting (and embarrassing) politicians and celebrities over their leftist views and activism. These confrontations, usually caught on video, have even coined the phrase being “Loomered.”
Now, we can add actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano to the “Loomered” list.
Politicon was held this past weekend in Los Angeles, with both Loomer and Milano in attendance. Politicon, which has been dubbed a “comic con for political junkies,” features some of the biggest names in internet journalism and political activism. The hugely-popular event, which is far less formal than a conference, also attracts mainstream media types as well.
Milano was speaking at on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement during a Sunday panel and Q&A session when Loomer took to an audience microphone. She asked Milano denounce her fellow #MeToo activist Linda Sarsour over her support of Sharia law, which oppresses and marginalizes women.
Sarsour is a co-founder of the Womens March and an outspoken Muslim activist, who regularly criticizes Israel for “human rights abuses.” And yet, she defends Muslim culture’s treatment of women, and even endorses the more radical sect of Sharia law.
“You are friends with Linda Sarsour, both of you ladies have positioned yourselves as speakers and representatives of the #MeToo movement,” Loomer asked Milano. “I want to ask you right now to disavow Linda Sarsour because she is a supporter of Sharia law. And under Sharia law, women are oppressed, women are forced to wear a hijab. My question is, will you please disavow her because she is advocating for Shariah law.”
Laura Loomer could barely get the question out before she was confronted by several women, had her microphone stripped away, and escorted from the room. Audience members jeered and mocked her the entire time, as she called the #MeToo movement a “sham.”
Milano denied being friends with Sarsour, and then criticized Loomer for asking her question with a “very distinct tone.” We’re assuming her use of the words “distinct tone” were used in place of “uncomfortable truth.”
In case you’re doubting if Linda Sarsour did, in fact, endorse Sharia law, check out this tweet from 2011, which is still available on Twitter and has not been deleted by Sarsour.
@LaRebelleFleur shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 22, 2011
Here’s the video of the confrontation.
It seems Loomer’s confrontation with Milano rubbed the actress, and her Sharia-loving pal, the wrong way. Loomer posted this to her Twitter yesterday evening.
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