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dylann roof

White supremacist manifesto and pictures of Charleston suspect found online

The unsigned writings on the site says that the Trayvon Martin case was the trigger for Roof becoming “racially aware”.


A WEBSITE CONTAINING photos of Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof has been found online.

The website, which was registered to Roof in February, features a white supremacist manifesto and pictures of the 21-year-old, who is accused of killing nine people at an historic black church in South Carolina.


It contains a folder of 60 photos, many of which show him alone with Confederate flags, guns and wax works of slaves.

The unsigned writings on the site says that the Trayvon Martin case was the trigger for Roof becoming “racially aware”.


He goes on rants about blacks, Jews, hispanics and Asians, adding that he hates “the sight of the American flag”.

He then offers an explanation of why he decided to attack the Emmanuel Church.

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.

Confederate flag

The flag which Roof is waving has become a contentious issue around South Carolina, having flown over the capitol building in the hours after the shooting.

Civil rights advocates argue progress has been hindered by the state’s continued flying of a Confederate battle flag on the grounds of its Statehouse.

Pat Sullivan, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, noted that the flag is prominently placed in the city near where Roof was living. The flag was hoisted above the Statehouse in 1962, at the height of the civil rights movement.

“The flag flying on the Statehouse property is in a place of honour,” Sullivan said. “In the ’60s it came up in that space in defence of segregation.”

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