Possible Dylann Roof Manifesto Surfaces

by Abby Johnston

What appears to be alleged South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof's manifesto surfaced after Twitter users found the domain registered under his name. The website also features dozens of photos of Roof, who is accused of killing nine black worshipers at a historically black church in Charleston.

The white supremacist manifesto, found on the site "The Last Rhodesian," is unsigned, but it outlines the author's awakening when Trayvon Martin was killed. The author said that though he or she was not raised in a "racist home or environment," the writer was forever changed after Googling "black on white crime" in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's killing of the unarmed black teen. From the manifesto:

The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?

The manifesto has devoted sections to various races, including "blacks," Jews, Hispanics, East Asians, but the "blacks" section is by far the most extensive, detailing why the author has an apparent hatred toward black people. There is also a section decrying modern American patriotism and, finally, a section called "An Explanation":

I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
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The site also includes a .zip file full of photos of Roof. There are images of him burning the American flag, pointing a gun at the camera and posing with a gun and a Confederate flag. It is unclear who took the photos, but it is obvious that Roof wanted his penchant for firearms and the Confederate flag well documented.

Twitter users @HarryKrinkle and @EMQuangel found the site by using a reverse domain registration look up.

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