Dylann Roof's Purported Manifesto Surfaces Online

'I have no choice,' it reads
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2015 11:55 AM CDT
A photo from the website.   (http://lastrhodesian.com/)

(Newser) – Internet sleuths appear to have found a white supremacist website created by accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, along with what amounts to a manifesto. Gawker credits two Twitter users, here and here, for the scoop, and outlets including the New York Times have now picked up on the story. The website is registered under Roof's name, and its homepage has two links, one to photos of Roof in various poses—sometimes with a gun and Confederate gear—and the other to a text document. The document, which isn't signed, includes a section called "An Explanation." It reads in part:

  • “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.”
The website is here, and the full text document is here.

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