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11th Circuit Court Rejects Defeated Republican Candidate Laura Loomer’s Appeal

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 (Miami, Florida - 12/30/2020) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by anti-Muslim right-wing activist Laura Loomer and her company Illoominate Media against CAIR and CAIR-Florida. Laura Loomer was recently defeated as Republican candidate in the race for Florida's 21st congressional district. CAIR-Florida was represented by Darren Spielman from The Concept Law Group, PA

CAIR and CAIR-Florida will now seek their legal costs from Loomer.




Last year, the district court dismissed both CAIR and CAIR-Florida from Loomer's "nonsensical" lawsuit. Loomer had alleged—based on a prank that had long since been revealed not to be true—that CAIR had persuaded Twitter to ban the Islamophobic failed Congressional candidate from Twitter. 

SEE: "Federal Court Rules That Anti-Muslim Activist Laura Loomer Fraudulently Joined CAIR-Florida in Lawsuit"


In a per curium opinion, the court wrote: 



The Court also affirmed the dismissal of CAIR-Florida, noting that Loomer and her company "already admitted that they do not know of any underlying facts that would make CAIR-Florida liable for Twitter's ban of Loomer's account." 


In a statement, CAIR Florida’s civil rights attorney Omar Saleh said: “It’s unfortunate that Ms. Loomer, who ran a campaign to serve a South Florida U.S. congressional district, chose to spend her time and resources spreading fear and hatred about Muslim Americans, many who live in that district, by pursuing a frivolous legal action against CAIR and CAIR-Florida. We are glad the Courts chose not to entertain what proved to be a waste of judicial resources.”   


SEE: Laura Loomer “Cannot Provide Any Facts” About Twitter Ban Conspiracy


CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance an understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 


La misión de CAIR – Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 



Wilfredo Amr Ruiz,

CAIR-Florida Communications Director


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