Claim needs more research regarding history of Islam

Andrea Kiepe's letter to the editor calling me a bigot regarding Islam is an example of yellow journalism; her letter is sensationalism on naked display without substance or research. Did she study the history of Islam and its transformation of Christian North Africa? Does she know how many jihadist attacks took place in the 10 years following 9/11?

Had Andrea watched Dr. Warner's lecture "Why Are We Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret," she would know Islam is a weapon of war. Islam's history includes 548 battles against the classical world that had never stopped. Islam's atrocities include mass genocide, forced mass conversion to Islam, mass rape, slavery and sexual slavery. These atrocities continue today — just pick up a newspaper. In the 10 years following 9/11, some 19,000 documented jihadist attacks occurred in the world. These are not insignificant actions of a few individual Muslims.

I encourage Andrea to reread my original article. Consider the following regarding the 21-plus Minnesota jihadist in Somalia: First, recruitment for jihad is an international phenomenon. Second, the "melting pot" theory of American culture is not preventing the radicalization and recruitment of youths into jihad (think Internet). Third, jihadist trained in Somalia may come back and attack Americans.

Karl Elshoff


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