Alyssa Milano confronted about Sharia law by far-right journalist

LOS ANGELES — Actress Alyssa Milano came face to face with a conservative activist, who asked the #MeToo campaigner to disavow another prominent member of the movement “because she is a supporter of Sharia law.”

Milano was on a panel Sunday speaking about #MeToo and #Time’sUp at Politicon in Los Angeles, when she was confronted by Laura Loomer. Loomer calls herself a “conservative investigative journalist,” but she’s known for hounding liberals and posting their reactions online, a phenomenon dubbed being “Loomered.”

Stepping up to the microphone, Loomer said loudly, “My question is for you, Alyssa Milano. You are friends with Linda Sarsour, both of you ladies have positioned yourselves as speakers and representatives of the #MeToo movement.”

Sarsour is a Muslim, a co-founder of the Women’s March and the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

“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,” Loomer said. “My question is, will you please disavow her because she is advocating for Shariah law.”

Audience members began jeering Loomer as Milano tried to respond.

“She’s not, but thank you so much for your question,” the actress said.

As Loomer was being ushered out by the event’s security, she called #MeToo “a sham movement.” Milano chided the conservative activist for asking her question using a “very distinct tone.”

“With a very distinct tone,” Milano repeated. “I wish you well, God bless you.”