Laura Loomer & Jack Posobiec: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer (Twitter)

Right-wing activists Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec were removed from a New York City theater after they disrupted a performance of “Julius Caesar” with protest June 16.

It started with Loomer, who walked from the crowd and onto the stage screaming to the crowd that the controversial play portrays violence against President Donald Trump. She was greeted with boos from the crowd and removed by security.

As the audience at Shakespeare in the Park at The Public Theater applauded, Posobiec stood up in the crowd, pointing and accusing audience members of being Nazis and inciting terrorism” against the president.

The two were protesting the play because it’s a modern-day portrayal of the Roman Republic and it includes the death of a character resembling Trump. The main character, Caesar, is played by the Trump look-alike. At the climax of the play, Caesar is stabbed and killed by a group of senators that conspired together. The remainder of the play shows the response to Caesar’s murder.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Posobiec & Others Set Up a GoFundMe Account to Help Loomer

After Loomer was taken out by security at the theater, Posobiec said that she was arrested and charged with trespassing. She was being held at a Central Park jail and was released hours later.

Posobiec and Loomer held a joint press conference to discuss the matter shortly after.



To help pay for Loomer’s legal defense, the media Conservative outlet they both work for — The Rebel — set up a page on its we website called FreeLaura.com to take contributions from around the world.

A legal defense fund campaign was also set up on WeSearchr, and it raised almost $5,000 in less than three hours.


2. Both Loomer & Posobiec Work at The Rebel

(Twitter)

Loomer and Posobiec are described as being right-wing journalists and activists. The Rebel produces different forms of Conservative media such as news articles, opinion pieces and activism.

Posobiec’s biography says that he’s a writer, a filmmaker and a “recovering” political operative. Loomer’s biography lists her specialties as investigative reporting and activism. According to her bio, she’s Jewish and her past investigations have “uncovered fraud and corruption within the Hillary Clinton campaign, Islamic extremism on college campuses, flaws and loopholes within the U.S. immigration system and widespread voter fraud.”

Loomer’s “passions” include politics, anti-Semitism, immigration, terrorism and the Islamification of the West.”


3. A Complaint Was Filed After Loomer Tried to ‘Organize’ a Student Club for ISIS

In 2015, when Loomer was a reporter at Project Veritas, a complaint was filed against her because she shot an undercover video while trying to advocate for a student club that supports ISIS at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

The complaint that was filed by a professor at the school said that Loomer didn’t tell officials at the school that they were being recorded. When the professor found out that Loomer was recording, he said that he told her “Any audio or video recorded without permission cannot be used,” The Washington Times reported.

Project Veritas is a news outlet that seeks to investigate and expose political and social corruption.

Loomer was a student at the school at the time and was suspended.

“It is reprehensible to think that any organization would acquire video and edit it in such way as to denigrate the reputation of Barry University or its staff,” school president Sister Linda Bevilacqua said in a statement..


4. Posobiec Is a Veteran of the Navy

(Facebook)

Posobiec is described as a nationalist that’s a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a student at Temple University where he double-majored in political science and broadcast journalist. After graduating, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Asia. He did that for five years and returned to the U.S. to work as a volunteer on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, The New Yorker reported.

After serving as a volunteer, he joined The Rebel and has gained a strong social following ever since. Posobiec has attended parties and rallies for figures of the far right, such as Milo Yiannopoulos.

Posobiec’s biography says that he’s fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has worked for four presidential campaigns in his past.


5. Loomer Put a Burqa on the ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue

Loomer caused more controversy when she put a burqa on the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street in New York City “to expose” the hypocrisy of feminism and social justice,” Loomer wrote on The Rebel.

As Loomer approached the statue to put the burqa on, a man ran and tried to grab it from her. She stood next to the statue with a sign that said: “There is no such thing as an Islamic feminist.”

Loomer described her reasoning for the act by writing that it’s a double standard in today’s society.

While women in Muslim nations are being denied their basic rights because of Sharia law, leftists in the West rush to the defense of Islam and claim that we’re just ‘Islamophobic.’

While women in Muslim nations are being denied their basic rights because of Sharia law, leftists in the West rush to the defense of Islam and claim that we’re just “Islamophobic.”


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33 Comments

Andy from Beaverton

If you can’t attack the message, attack the messenger. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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Kate

Julius Caesar: 3 Fast Facts You Should Have Researched
1) The play portrays the Roman Republic, not the Roman Empire
2) Caesar is stabbed in the middle of the play
3) The play ends with all of the conspirators dead and the republic destroyed (THAT was the beginning of the Roman Empire)

Read the play. Or at least the Wikipedia entry for the play.

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Anonymous

Her Message was right, the left is constantly trying to normalize violence against right wingers.

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Conniew (@Sylvieqt39)

Crowds should show up at the Theatre everyday and shout down the performance like the liberals at colleges do

Us ‘deplorables’ had enough with the Washington elitists running our country. The Clinton’s, the Bush’s, the Obama’s, the Kennedy’s. We watched as they took away our freedoms, raised our taxes, and turned our nation into a 3rd world cesspool. With Trump, we took back control.

The Liberal elite do nothing but bleed the middle class dry. My tax rate is 40% and my healthcare is now $700 per month thanks to Obamacare. My car insurance is still just $25/month (thanks to InsurancePanda), but if you look at Democrat strongholds like Detroit and New Orleans, where car insurance will run you $300+ per month, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the future of the United Socialist States of America.

It’s been a long time since we had a President who cared about us. Save our country, President Trump! God bless America!

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Anonymous

What freedoms did they take away from you? Please enlighten us. Oh, and get a job and your healthcare wont be so expensive. Mine is only $50 a month….Oh, and insurance rates are based on YOUR driving record, mainly. Get less tickets and less wrecks and you’ll be fine. Mine is like $100 a month for my brand new car.

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Anonymous

I just checked out Connie’s profile. Ignore her, she is a troll trying to sew discord using a fake profile pic, etc. Google image search her profile pic and youll see what I mean

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Anonymous

Connie is a paid troll. Fake photo. Loser these Republicans are now. I am glad i voted for johnson, my conscious is clear.

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Maureen N

Honestly rightwing conservatives are terribly boring.Always so concerned about what “people not like “US”,are doing or not doing. Stay in your own movie people and all this bullcrap won’t be so important to you!

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Anonymous

Connie is spam from the company mentioned in her comment. Never use that Black & White Bear Insurance, it’s a ripoff. Boy a lot of you fell for it.

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jasmin12e

God damn, it’s crazy I remember this chick standing around the he will not divide us camera making a ruckus with ugly behavior when will those videos surface? /pol/ attention whores at finest.

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Anonymous

Yep….they get pissy when people piss on their racist parade. Poor republican snowflakes

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Anonymous

“when will those videos surface?”
they will “surface” the same time as the russian-trump proof does…..never, as it’s all in the little, fermented mind of the liberal fascist kiddies.
But at least the leftists are only capable of lying and sliming. They have to be as if those cultists were ever honest, no one would ever for FOR them.

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Anonymous

“that girl…”
don’t worry little pajamaboi, you and your other gender neutral leftist kiddies don’t have to worry about any “girls” that would be any competition. The followers of sanders and other leftist democrats seem to like hairless little bois, so you’ll still be loved by them.

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Anonymous

Wow, is this one of those super honest “fact checker” web sites?! Do your own research folks.

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Ave Nging (@avngangel)

They set up a Go Fund Me? Of course they did. That’s what grifters do after getting arrested for an intentional crime.

“Project Veritas is a news outlet that seeks to investigate and expose political and social corruption.” Sure, people confuse James O’Keefe and Edward R. Murrow all the time. #saynotocrack

Seeing people cry victim after years of fomenting violence towards anyone they disagree would be hilarious if these two weren’t hell-bent on ruining lives for sport and financial gain.

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IsaacB

“The two were protesting the play because it’s a modern-day portrayal of the Roman Empire and ends with the death of a character resembling Trump. The main character, Caesar, is played by the Trump look-alike. At the end of it, Caesar is stabbed and killed by a group of senators that conspired.”

Actually, No. Caesar is murdered in the first half of the play. In the second half, the conspiracy is undone. At the end, Brutus and Cassius, the leaders of the conspiracy, kill themselves. And the main characters are Brutus, Cassius and Mark Anthony, not Caesar

Perhaps you should read or see the play before you write about it.

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