(Campus Reform) Dr. Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, thinks that Islamophobia and right-wing Jews inspired Dylann Roof in the recent Charleston church massacre.
In his blog "Informed Comment," Cole argues that "far right wing Jews" like Daniel Pipes and Pamela Geller, French politician Marine LePen and Dutch politician Geert Wilders, and "the whole Islamophobic Network" were "a key influence" in suspect Dylann Roof's mass shooting of nine people in a black Christian church in Charleston, SC on June 17.
Cole cites Roof's comments against European immigrants in a manifesto published in the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin as evidence that anti-Islamic "writings and web sites… made Roof ‘completely racially aware.'":
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