An investigative journalist filed a criminal complaint against a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) executive for cyberstalking and harassment on Sunday.
“I just had to call the police in Mesa, AZ to report a dangerous
@CAIRNational employee who is encouraging people to harass me online, simply because I reported the truth about Linda Sarsour’s anti-Semitic comments. CAIR is a very dangerous organization & they are harassing Jews,” Loomer said on Twitter.
I just had to call the police in Mesa, AZ to report a dangerous @CAIRNational employee who is encouraging people to harass me online, simply because I reported the truth about Linda Sarsour’s anti-Semitic comments.
CAIR is a very dangerous organization & they are harassing Jews.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 28, 2018
The alleged culprit is Imraan Saddiqi, who has served on the Board of Directors for CAIR Arizona since 2011. Sunday, Saddiqi made numerous attempts to get Loomer banned from Twitter, inciting other users to report her account. He was upset that Loomer Tweeted verifiable facts about one of America’s most prolific radical Islamists, Linda Sarsour.
“If [Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is serious about ridding @Twitter of accounts responsible for spreading false an libelous information he will ban this woman for good,” Siddiqi said of Loomer. “She’s now spreading photoshopped images of @lsarsour next to a swastika. This could potentially lead to violence.”
Siddiqi is allegedly flat-out lying about the alleged “photoshopped” image, which has been reported on hundreds of times. Its authenticity has never been challenged.
“Report the tweets too,” Siddiqi further directed hi followers. “Let @Twitter know these disgusting accounts that cause incitement are exacerbating the problem.”
Siddiqi has denounced “white supremacy” in connection with Saturday’s horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue that killed 11, but has not addressed radical Islam – with which CAIR is associated – for its own anti-Semitism. CAIR is a designated terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates.
Siddiqi is also allied with Iham Omar, a congressional candidate from Minnesota’s 5th District who allegedly married her own brother in an immigration fraud scheme, and congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib who assaulted Loomer at a campaign event when Loomer confronted her over alleged support of radical Islam. He posted an Instagram photo congratulating the two on their congressional runs. Given Tlaib’s history of violence against Loomer, it is no surprise that Siddiqi would come after Loomer, too.
His friend Sarsour, who spoke at CAIR-Arizona’s banquet in 2017, has a long history of open Jew hatred and infamously called for Jihad against President Donald J. Trump. She supports Sharia Law, which calls for the deaths of Jews. Yet in Siddiqi’s mind, Loomer is the dangerous one.
During the speech where she called for jihad against Trump, she praised Brooklyn Imam Siraj Wahhaj, an un-indicted coconspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and Sharia Law supporter. She said:
And to my favorite person in this room, that’s mutual, is Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who has been a mentor, motivator, and encourager of mine. Someone who has taught me to speak truth to power, and not worry about the consequences. Someone who has taught me that we are on this Earth to please Allah and only Allah, and that we are not here to please any man or woman on this earth.” Sarsour said. “So I am grateful to you Imam Siraj, and you might think this is weird, but every once in a while, when I get into that deep dark place, Imam Siraj comes and talks to me. And he helps me to emerge out of those places, so I’m grateful to you Imam Siraj, and may Allah bless you and protect you for a long time for our community, because we need you now more than ever.”
Mesa police are investigating the cyberstalking and harassment incident.
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