Hot Air received the following statement from Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA):
“I have reviewed the email that was sent to a Los Angeles school board member.
The author claims to be an extremist Muslim who has teamed up with local jihadists. We do not know whether these claims are true or a lie. We do not know whether this email is from a devout Muslim who supports jihadists or perhaps a non-Muslim with a different agenda.
The email makes relatively specific and wide raging threats to Los Angeles schools. We do not know whether some or all of the threats are truthful.
The only thing we know is that the email was sent by an evil person.
We also know what the LA school board has taken the strongest possible action to protect student safety.”
The text of the email does not demonstrate that the author has studied Islam or has any particular understanding of Islam.”